Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Restricted to working in an office, rather than in an active, physical capacity.‘he is no desk-bound theoretician’
sitting, seated, desk, inactive, still, stationaryView synonyms
- ‘The Government was trying to reduce the time police spent desk-bound, he said, and by next spring the numbers of officers should be up to 130,000.’
- ‘He said only 229 were desk-bound under a new agreement.’
- ‘I fear I have years of this ahead of me, as I can't see my career moving away from the desk-bound realm any time soon.’
- ‘Imagine her frustration, though, as, desk-bound, she watched Lawrence make his famous forays into the desert - all done on her advice.’
- ‘More people than ever are swapping their desk-bound jobs for a vocation that enables them to be hands-on, use their brain and be in charge of their own destiny.’
- ‘Things started to tidy up by lunchtime, so I walked another 30 minutes back to the station, rode a still-delayed train to work and put in the usual afternoon's quota of desk-bound confinement.’
- ‘But union leaders are angry that instead of recalling staff who are off duty to man the cars, or using desk-bound officers, management are taking firefighters off engines.’
- ‘The increasing burden of legislation, designed by well meaning but desk-bound bureaucrats, ensured that only the very large could survive, unless they found a niche.’
- ‘They believe face-to-face contact is what encourages bright ideas at work, but desk-bound staff no longer talk the way they used to.’
- ‘Operational job losses will be limited to 64 by putting desk-bound staff ‘back on the pumps’.’
- ‘‘We encourage far too many young people to aspire to desk-bound and managerial careers,’ he said.’
- ‘But the Army medical panel told him that the desk-bound nature of his job as a supply controller meant that he could rely on a further ten years of service.’
- ‘But she soon gave up her desk-bound job for a life on the ocean waves.’
- ‘Eating them while leading a desk-bound or sofa-dominated life now appears even less useful.’
- ‘That's his euphemism for the paunch so characteristic of many middle-aged, desk-bound executives.’
- ‘At the same time, an active hunting lifestyle is gradually being replaced by sedentary habits, including desk-bound employment.’
- ‘Unfortunately, I'm going to be desk-bound for most of it.’
- ‘Now, the computer signals a warning to all desk-bound individuals.’
- ‘This list of office slang may come in handy for all you desk-bound folks.’
- ‘Today he said desk-bound senior ranking officers had also embraced the idea of taking to the streets regularly each month.’
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.