Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used in reference to a political party's policy of permitting or encouraging a broad spectrum of views among its members.‘the struggle to change Wyoming takes place inside the Republican Party and its “big tent.”’
- ‘Has taken unpopular but correct decisions but only time will tell whether his big-tent approach to reform can match the achievements of more radical English moves.’
- ‘So how does a big-tent party authentically define itself in terms of faith, values, and religion without offending or even worse, seeming false or wishy-washy?’
- ‘And I think what is important is what Arnold Schwarzenegger demonstrated, as George W. Bush is demonstrating, is that we are big-tent Republicans.’
- ‘It is Hobson's Choice for big-tent, small-l libertarians like myself.’
- ‘But if - I always say if the Republican and Democratic Parties can have big tents, why can't the Libertarian Party have a big tent?’
- ‘Rips in the fabric of the big-tent Republican coalition are only part of the story.’
- ‘Occasionally, though, this big-tent, cultural-populism approach demands to be ditched, and exponents of fearless, questioning, difficult art hailed for pushing their chosen form to another level.’
- ‘Schwarzenegger's election demonstrates how much the national party can gain by embracing a big-tent strategy.’
- ‘The British may have become cynical about his Honest Tony oratory and big-tent politics, but on the unsuspecting mainland, they still worked their magic.’
- ‘However, the media only likes stories which indicate that Democrats are a big tent party.’
- ‘This much is clear: religious conservatives have won their place in the GOP's big tent.’
- ‘Most or all of these would have been anathema in the era of big-tent Cold War liberalism; in an age where the individual's duty to the state is no longer so clear, we live with them comfortably.’
- ‘‘I believe the Democratic Party is a big-tent party and should speak to the aspirations of everyone under the tent, from the poor to the middle class,’ Mr. Davis said in a telephone interview from Los Angeles.’
- ‘And he's riding the crest of a big-tent movement in the Republican Party that threatens to leave the increasingly ossified Democratic Party behind.’
- ‘In building his coalition, Norquist has made a conscious strategic decision to go with a big-tent approach.’
- ‘We want the Sierra Club to be a big-tent organization.’
- ‘Republicans: The Republican Party is a big tent.’
- ‘The cause of science advocacy is a big-tent issue, one which citizens of any creed or religion can endorse.’
- ‘Part of our big tent in the Louisiana Democratic Party are gay and lesbian people.’
- ‘So when we harm parties and support smaller groups, we discourage that big-tent non-ideology which keeps all the factions in line.’
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.