Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Fight better than and beat (an opponent)
- ‘Initially, however, the gamble seemed to pay off, as the Japanese armed forces outmanoeuvred and outfought their opponents in campaigns which brought victories in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaya, Burma, and the Philippines.’
- ‘In short, the three of them easily outmatched and outfought anything and everything that tried to attack them.’
- ‘She was not most angry that he had outfought her, though this did fan the flames of her rage.’
- ‘If he couldn't outplay his opponent, then he could outthink and outfight him and here he shows how he did it.’
- ‘No doubt he was remembering the boys who had, with frightening ease, outfought a gang of twice their number.’
- ‘However, for long periods, they were outfought by the home side who hustled them out of their stride and played as if their lives depended on the outcome.’
- ‘‘You defeat your opponents by out-thinking them, not by outfighting them,’ she said.’
- ‘Not that I could outfight him; I couldn't - not yet.’
- ‘Time and again, he warned his side of the danger of being outfought by more eager opponents.’
- ‘Their midfield never gained enough of the ball during the game and their forwards, starved of possession, were outfought by a resolute defence when the ball did arrive.’
- ‘I am quite sure that I shall overdrink him and outfight him.’
- ‘Being outgunned need not foredoom you to being outfought.’
- ‘It outfought them all to win further territory.’
- ‘The three will have to rely on size and strength to outfight defenders for the ball because they can't beat defenders with speed alone.’
- ‘She learned karate for self-defense: ‘I was afraid that he would outfight me.’’
- ‘So far as the military intellectual is concerned, he is wed to the belief that in war against a competitive foe, we shall have to outthink that foe if we are to be successful in outfighting him.’
- ‘But I completely outfought him and was way ahead on the scorecards when the fight got stopped.’
- ‘I don't care what or who this thing thinks it is, nothing can outfight me with a blade.’
- ‘Yes, he'd outfought her, but she'd had a chance right up to the point her missile had failed to launch.’
- ‘It means he was outfought, outdone - and even more importantly, hopelessly outclassed!’
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.