Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Resume something that has been interrupted.
- ‘They visited some of the worst affected areas; they heard the stories from women who did not know how they would pick up the threads of their lives again.’
- ‘So, we are slowly picking up the threads of our ‘normal’ lives although I confess I do feel as if I need a vacation from my vacation.’
- ‘You will, with the help of your parents, pick up the threads when you are released.’
- ‘He can now look forward to picking up the threads of his life having, to repeat his mother's words been ‘given the gift of life’.’
- ‘Despite destroyed homes and broken lives, the women have picked up the threads of their trade.’
- ‘Physically battered with no support, she picked up the threads of her life, working as a teacher in a private school.’
- ‘You have to be able to remember where you were so you can pick up the threads and continue after an interruption.’
- ‘It was two years before she began to pick up the threads of her life.’
- ‘How do you pick up the threads of an old life, when you know in your heart, it will never be the same again.’
- ‘We will pick up the threads of things that were done well in the last government.’
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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.