Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Describe something in an exaggerated or untruthful way:‘he never shot a line about his escapades’
overstate, overemphasize, overstress, overestimate, overvalue, magnify, amplify, aggrandize, inflateView synonyms
- ‘I suppose it is possible that he was ‘shooting a line’ to the Manager which was then recorded.’
- ‘I said, "You no doubt have done your bit in the Home Guard but it was a good job that you had blokes like us to win the war for you." I was certainly shooting a line.’
- ‘My kids think that I am shooting a line when I say what a great time I had.’
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.