Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(especially of a device or drug) become activated; come into effect.
- ‘She put her terror to one side as her professional training kicked in and she provided emergency care.’
- ‘There is a British resilience and pragmatism that kicks in when something like this happens.’
- ‘When the New Year's resolution to lose weight kicks in, gyms and diet clubs often have a sharp rise in membership.’
- ‘I think the medication is finally kicking in and that was what I was waiting for.’
- ‘The Government will only take on claims after the new enterprise liability scheme kicks in.’
- ‘He is soon feeling sick and unhappy as the effects of his high fat diet kick in.’
- ‘But then you get out there and the adrenaline kicks in and you're away again.’
- ‘The top band of council tax kicks in when a house is valued at more than £212,000.’
- ‘If you drive into central London there is a big C painted on the road at the point where the congestion charge kicks in.’
- ‘That's when my imagination kicks in and I begin to visualise shapes, structures and colours.’
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.