Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a building or other structure) falling or fallen into ruin; dilapidated.‘tumbledown cottages’
dilapidated, ramshackle, crumbling, falling to pieces, disintegrating, decaying, decrepit, broken-down, neglected, run down, in disrepair, uncared-for, badly maintainedView synonyms
- ‘The streets are a hodgepodge of cheap housing next to restored buildings, interspersed with tumbledown shacks.’
- ‘The programme will narrate the transformation of a tumbledown church into a striking home with a spectacular interior.’
- ‘The court sat in a tumbledown building.’
- ‘In 1957, when the decision to restore them was taken, the tumbledown buildings were in a sorry state.’
- ‘These people live in tumbledown shacks which they share with whatever animals they may have.’
- ‘She and her sister Lucy were scrambling up a Ligurian hillside under the broiling Italian sun when they spotted a tumbledown house.’
- ‘The number of tumbledown cottages and derelict properties for sale is going down and building costs are going up.’
- ‘Princess Grace's three children became owners of the tumbledown cottage after her death.’
- ‘They live in tumbledown shacks.’
- ‘A group of security men suddenly emerge from a tumbledown shack, guns thrown over their shoulders as casually as jackets.’
- ‘Converting the tumbledown buildings could cost £2 million but he hopes to get help from outside organisations.’
- ‘He bought the tumbledown Villa.’
- ‘I was sick to death of filming green fields and hedgerows and tumbledown barns.’
- ‘Permission to develop the site is not a formality but the presence of tumbledown outbuildings is usually looked upon favourably.’
- ‘Once just a set of tumbledown cottages, this is now a retreat centre.’
- ‘Life in the tumbledown bathhouse seems hopelessly anachronistic.’
- ‘Three years ago we also bought an island with a tumbledown house off the Welsh coast.’
- ‘This is more like the backwoods America of popular folklore, all tumbledown shacks and pick - up trucks.’
- ‘Due for auction on Wednesday, the future of the tumbledown structure now hangs in the balance.’
- ‘After a very short stretch we came to a row of tumbledown shacks.’
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.