Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is restricted or forbidden.
- ‘It seems North Street is in danger of becoming a no-go area.’
- ‘People must continue to regard these as no-go areas as we will take action towards anybody wilfully ignoring the closures.’
- ‘Other towns and city centres have become no-go areas for ordinary people after dark.’
- ‘And then night bus services were cancelled when the estate became considered a no-go area.’
- ‘Those under 16s caught in the new no-go areas - probably parks and near shopping blocks - could be bundled into police cars and taken home.’
- ‘There are areas in the town being perceived as no-go areas.’
- ‘She didn't like the rubbish and old mattresses piling up outside the empty house next door, the graffiti plastered all over the estate, or the no-go areas in the local park.’
- ‘The programme didn't sit on the fence, nor should it with our town and city centres being turned into no-go areas for anyone sober and over 35.’
- ‘A series of high profile crimes in the town centre has led some to view it as a no-go area at night.’
- ‘An army of rats is turning an area off Walmersley Road into a no-go area, according to nearby residents.’
- ‘The scheme features environmentally-friendly buildings, landscapes and transport on the site and the new campus will be a virtual no-go area for the motor car.’
- ‘He said some city centres had already been turned into late-night no-go areas because of excessive drinking.’
- ‘For the purpose of wind development the peninsula is a no-go area where no wind farms will be allowed.’
- ‘Talk also to people out for a normal evening and finding no-go areas developing in their neighbourhoods because of violence and drunken behaviour.’
- ‘A resident had voiced concerns over the parks becoming no-go areas for the public at night but the police have responded quickly with the extra patrols.’
- ‘Worried parents have complained that youngsters have made the park a no-go area for their younger children with underage drinking and drug taking.’
- ‘Charity workers claim that controversial changes to the town's parking arrangements are turning it into a no-go area for disabled people, reports Michelle Steele.’
- ‘We are no longer prepared to tolerate our town and city centres becoming no-go areas on Friday and Saturday nights.’
- ‘The ‘honeymoon period’ is intended to warn drivers that places they have previously parked without problems will become no-go areas.’
- ‘Sporadic fighting persists in US controlled areas and the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala are no-go areas for US troops.’
no-go area/ˌnō ˈɡō ˌerēə/
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.