Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Having important and widely applicable effects or implications.‘a series of far-reaching political reforms’
extensive, wide-ranging, radical, profound, comprehensive, widespread, all-embracing, overarching, across the board, sweeping, blanket, wholesaleimportant, significant, major, of great import, of significance, ambitious, momentous, life-changing, of moment, weighty, consequential, of consequenceView synonyms
- ‘Council decisions can have far-reaching effects on many people's lives.’
- ‘Has their impact been as radical and far-reaching as was that of the industrial revolution?’
- ‘The implementation of such a plan is beyond any logic, with far-reaching implications.’
- ‘The far-reaching implications of this are surely of extreme importance.’
- ‘The fickle old tentacles of fame have already had far-reaching effects.’
- ‘That report would later have far-reaching implications for South African politics.’
- ‘What has been achieved is a compromise which places three important and far-reaching restrictions on this trade.’
- ‘The spurious impact of channels on society is an issue of gruesome and far-reaching consequences.’
- ‘Simple changes to the supply and demand rules can have far-reaching effects.’
- ‘The bishop said the precedents being set by America were of far-reaching importance.’
- ‘The decision we take today can have far-reaching and wide-ranging consequences.’
- ‘Here is one example of the far-reaching harmful effects of these bills.’
- ‘What interests us are the more far-reaching political consequences of this crisis.’
- ‘The precedent that is being set has far-reaching and deeply reactionary implications.’
- ‘It is corrosive of everything, in a way that should also worry those of us who favour far-reaching political change.’
- ‘The success of the global effort to break the human genetic code has far-reaching significance.’
- ‘His work constitutes a radical, far-reaching overhaul of the conventions of French poetry and drama.’
- ‘However, he had risked his entire political career on a far-reaching compromise and lost.’
- ‘The recent exposures of corporate corruption have a far-reaching social significance.’
- ‘What was clear, though, was that his death could have far-reaching implications.’
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.