Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Assess the value of (something) again.‘we should revalue our land and buildings at least once every five years’
- ‘After that, the portfolio was revalued by $175 million, bringing us the final figure of $360 million in losses.’
- ‘The valuator along with four assistants then began the process of revaluing the 38000 rateable properties in Windhoek.’
- ‘After that, properties were revalued only after being sold.’
- ‘Investors are expected to spend the next 48 hours deciding the fate of M & S, which has also revalued property at £3.6 billion and acquired the Per Una fashion brand.’
- ‘You should have your policy revalued by the life company and produce this valuation when it is encashed and the tax falls due.’
- ‘But Norwich Union had revalued the sum insured each year in line with the house-building index produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).’
- ‘When he switched his mortgage earlier this year, his property was revalued.’
- ‘When the property was revalued at $203,000 the bank demanded the investor put in another $50,000 to maintain a loan to equity ratio of 75%.’
- ‘After the pension scheme was revalued in the wake of the dotcom bubble, that surplus turned to a deficit.’
- ‘‘Property taxes are the real demon in Malibu, especially if you renovate, which gives the city an excuse to revalue your house,’ said James Respondek, of Sotheby's Realty in Los Angeles.’
- ‘Mr Rose is also revaluing M & S's property portfolio in advance of a possible sale-and-leaseback deal that could release cash.’
- ‘The auditor-general thereupon revoked his directive to revalue all properties at changeover.’
- ‘In addition, Rusnak - who enjoyed a basic annual salary of around $110,000 - manipulated the market prices that were used to revalue his trade positions every day.’
- ‘Under the scheme, merged banks are allowed to revalue their assets and implement a staggered booking of valuation reserves.’
- ‘A competing proposal from Britain would pay for expanded debt relief by revaluing the IMF's gold reserves according to world prices and by getting wealthy nations to commit more money.’
- ‘Nor has it revalued its promising retail warehousing, where an improving tenant mix is leading to a rise in rents.’
- ‘Analysts worry that many companies will report losses after revaluing their assets in accordance with the stricter rules.’
- ‘Yesterday's rather grandly named race was revalued by the unseasonally fast ground and those who took the 2-1 on about Ansar were given an early heart attack when he hammered the second fence with his chest.’
- ‘Some analysts revaluing the company now believe that C&W's UK assets together are worth less than C&W paid for Energis.’
- ‘To escape the budget syndrome, we need to reassert core values and revalue faculty expertise and participation.’
- 1.1Economics Adjust the value of (a currency) in relation to other currencies.‘Hungary revalued the forint against the rouble’
- ‘The Irish currency was revalued by 3 per cent against the German mark in March 1998.’
- ‘And China shows no signs of significantly revaluing its currency or loosening its fiscal policy - steps that some experts believe would be the best way for it to boost domestic demand.’
- ‘So getting Beijing to revalue the yuan won't be easy, but it's necessary.’
- ‘Malaysia's ringgit has been pegged at 3.80 to the dollar since the Asian financial crisis and speculation has been growing that it will be revalued against the US currency soon.’
- ‘Malaysia is also a big exporter of electronic goods, which will be more expensive to importers if the currency is revalued.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.