Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1[in singular] A person's ability to breathe freely during exercise, after having been out of breath.
- ‘After looking set to fade, Caradak got a second wind and ran on again for third, finishing a length adrift.’
- ‘Colon gets a second wind and throws 98 mph in the late innings.’
- ‘Thankfully I have caught a second wind and I hang with Alison and the guides for a couple of miles.’
- ‘Suddenly, at the very point of disaster, when I have hit what mountain climbers and runners call ‘the wall,’ I get a second wind.’
- ‘Cornish had a second wind in the final 10 minutes before the break when they added two more tries.’
- 1.1 A new strength or energy to continue something that is an effort.‘she gained a second wind during the campaign and turned the opinion polls around’
- ‘And then the second wind hits at about 8 and another sleepless night rolls around again.’
- ‘I'm off to bed; I'm absolutely exhausted, though I seem to have found a second wind.’
- ‘Slowly I began to get a second wind so that by 5 o'clock I really felt as if I was doing some fairly decent writing again.’
- ‘And then you have to remember, that sometimes a person gets a second wind and pushes themselves to their limits and produce more.’
- ‘Professor Bunyip's recent break from blogging has given him a second wind.’
- ‘Any time I even think about this being too tough, I look at her and I get a second wind.’
- ‘We were shell-shocked at first but seemed to get a second wind.’
- ‘When I got the strength and my second wind, I packed up the jeep with some of the kids' toys and clothes.’
- ‘Has this given law enforcement a second wind, a boost?’
- ‘Don't be surprised if it gives him a second wind.’
- ‘At first Marx hoped that revolution in Europe would gain a second wind.’
- ‘However, Drago somehow found a second wind and produced a magnificent break of 113 before levelling the match at 8-8.’
- ‘A super-efficient action and recent operations have seen McGrath's career get a second wind.’
- ‘His presence throughout the second half of the journey gave our team a much-needed second wind.’
- ‘But still we hope for New Orleans to hold on and find a second wind and put itself together for a long and painful convalescence.’
- ‘I didn't get much writing done, but I had time to think and plan and get a good second wind to carry on with my novel.’
- ‘I'm off to work in the pub in half an hour and hopefully I'm going to find a second wind - either that or I'm going to fall asleep on my bike.’
- ‘This CD and DVD capture the triumphant second wind of a career that had hit the wall.’
- ‘National (and the minor centre-right parties) have caught a second wind.’
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.