Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Won, achieved, or contested with vigorous effort.‘after a hard-fought match, the game ended in a scoreless tie’‘hard-fought victories’
- ‘We acknowledge the need to pursue the still unrealized vision for racial justice, while gratefully recognizing hard-fought victories.’
- ‘Many of these draws were hard-fought attempts to win, ingeniously thwarted.’
- ‘Each game was very hard-fought, the toughest tournament ever, perhaps.’
- ‘It was a hard-fought, day-long battle with heavy losses on both sides.’
- ‘It tells the tale of a long march from the Nile to the Alps over three thousand hard-fought miles.’
- ‘This has been a hard-fought election, a healthy contest for American democracy.’
- ‘The union's internal power struggles were thrown into sharp relief, following a hard-fought contest for the post of president.’
- ‘The question whether grandparents should be able to insist on visitation over the objections of their children has been hard-fought on both sides.’
- ‘Nevertheless, they eventually turned the land war into a hard-fought contest rather than a rout.’
- ‘Three of these hard-fought losses came against nationally ranked teams.’
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.