Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An interest or increased value in a property earned from labor toward upkeep or restoration.
- ‘The tech companies contribute sweat equity to the project, largely by paying programmers' salaries, and then make money by selling products and services around the Linux operating system.’
- ‘What's the point of expending all that sweat equity if you build relationships with average customers, only to lose your best customers?’
- ‘Physicians tend to operate under the false assumption that sweat equity and the number of patients that they have built up over the years equates to the only measure of a buy-in or sale of a practice.’
- ‘But if you implement a thoughtful link marketing strategy, and invest some sweat equity, you'll see the benefits in more ways than one.’
- ‘This will have to be achieved through the sweat equity of our children and us or from inflation, which will dilute our wealth.’
- ‘It's all out of pocket from volunteers and sweat equity - mainly sweat equity.’
- ‘When the cooperative was getting ready to open, a core group of 20 members put in hours of sweat equity to renovate the space.’
- ‘Without question, the contribution of sweat equity poured out by members has been priceless, and the main reason this is such a robust, vital organization.’
- ‘It significantly diminishes the legally subsidized sweat equity traditionally assumed when farmers planted their fields and culled the seeds of their crops, the fruit of their labor.’
- ‘This is our story of fine tuning and sweat equity.’
- ‘The Games got a helping hand from no fewer than 5,100 volunteers, without whose sweat equity was applied to all aspects of the Games.’
- ‘‘That area blossomed around our sweat equity,’ says Ferrara.’
- ‘And thanks to the sweat equity of his father and friends, he brought in the entire project for just $15,000.’
- ‘The Shermans are putting more sweat equity than financial equity into their business.’
- ‘Currently, his house is worth more than $100,000, thanks, in part, to some sweat equity he has put into it.’
- ‘The story of Martha and Steve Rosenblatt's house is one of vision, experimentation, persistence, and sweat equity.’
- ‘The money has been mobilised from contributions by fund managers and sweat equity where sub-contractors were given shares worth the value of their construction works at the site.’
- ‘Reading the business pages in the age of the Internet might lead you to imagine that creating a business with little more than sweat equity is an archaic notion.’
- ‘Although the Shermans plan on using sweat equity, there will come a time when they may need outside financing for their business.’
- ‘I have to do this myself with huge amounts of sweat equity.’
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.