Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An instance of slow, rhythmic clapping by an audience as a sign of displeasure or impatience.‘they were giving the slow handclap to the end of the procession’
- ‘There are physical assaults and verbal abuse, they are called ‘lazy sluts’ and get slow handclaps from people in queues.’
- ‘At one point the crowd even broke into a slow handclap, to which Lawrence responded by urging the faithful for greater support.’
- ‘Ever the showman, Warne responded to a slow handclap from the crowd - unhappy at the time he was taking to bowl his overs - by cupping his hand to his ear.’
- ‘A small far right group attempted a counter - demonstration, but slunk away to jeers and slow handclaps from the crowd.’
- ‘He was handed a microphone and started chanting to the ancestors, with the assembled healers kneeling around him, providing first a slow handclap, then a chorus line at intervals.’
- ‘‘They're litigious and they slow handclap,’ he says mischievously.’
- ‘There were jeers, heckles, slow handclaps and delegates held up giant letters that spelt out the word ‘Strike‘.’
- ‘A widely expected walkout by activists wearing anti-war T-shirts did not materialise, the devastating slow handclap failed to start.’
- ‘Their reporting of the Women's Institute debacle, in which Blair was heckled and given a slow handclap reception, did not disappoint him, he says.’
- ‘One of the women on the flight got on the stairs and led us all in the slow handclap.’
- ‘There have been wobbles before: the slow handclap from the Women's Institute, the fuel protesters and sundry ambushes in hospital foyers.’
- ‘Dickon Jones paused long enough to give her a slow handclap.’
- ‘Currie had been welcomed back to a slow handclap having chosen to return to the dressing room at half time.’
- ‘Leaping on to his chair and launching a torrential tirade, the heckler seemed unstoppable, until a staunch staff member of the party newspaper Labour Weekly set off a slow handclap which drowned him out.’
- ‘Regent is receiving the equivalent of a slow handclap in the City.’
- ‘The very best Mr Blunkett could hope for, it seemed, was a repeat of the slow handclap that greeted the politician at last year's conference.’
- ‘Restiveness begins to happen, including something I never saw before at a gig: a slow handclap.’
- ‘Boos, jeers, cheers and slow handclaps greet the candidates as they each deliver their parting shots.’
- ‘The prime minister famously received a slow handclap during an ill-judged talk to the WI in June 2000.’
- ‘A slow handclap greeted his claims that police training colleges had accepted more recruits and standards had been maintained.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.