Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
That is the situation.‘pretty ridiculous, I know, but there it is’
- ‘I've never quite understood how all this adds up in the economy as a whole, but there it is.’
- ‘These will no doubt change with the wind, but there it is.’
- ‘He looked like he was going to cry, and I felt bad for him, but there it is… so, I got back into the car, and I left.’
- ‘Anyway, there it is: the imperative of growth, consumption and the exploitation of resources.’
- ‘As regular readers will know, for the life of me I cannot understand why party politics exist in local education, but there it is.’
- ‘It is all very odd, but there it is: they have style; I, sadly, do not.’
- ‘But there it is: some of those professing a faith grounded in compassion and charity really do hate each other.’
- ‘She is a sort of family friend, and I'm sorry to be so critical of her, but there it is.’
- ‘But there it is - I cannot resist buying linen for me or my friends, male and female.’
- ‘An unwilling representative is not a particularly useful one - so there it is.’
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.