Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A list of people waiting for something, especially housing or admission to a school.
line, row, column, file, chain, string, streamView synonyms
- ‘He attended the hospital for five months and was placed on a waiting list for a liver transplant.’
- ‘Once the guide dogs are fully trained they are matched with a blind person on the waiting list.’
- ‘They also spent over two years on the active waiting list before receiving a transplant.’
- ‘The waiting list for heart surgery in a public hospital is now more than a year.’
- ‘Housing stocks are limited and waiting lists in the borough continue to grow.’
- ‘In two thirds of cities surveyed, waiting lists for public housing are a year or longer.’
- ‘I find that your name is still on the waiting list and that you have not yet been admitted to hospital for your operation.’
- ‘So are most of the people whose names languish on social housing waiting lists around Nunavut.’
- ‘Housing chiefs say that waiting lists and homelessness are likely to grow during this period.’
- ‘Mr Greenway claims the decision does not make sense and will increase patient waiting lists at other hospitals.’
- ‘Charging patients who fail to keep hospital appointments could cut hospital waiting lists.’
- ‘The Auditor General's report into hospital waiting lists last week was pretty damning any way you look at it.’
- ‘The housing waiting list was still far too long and he hoped to see more schools completed on the new housing estates.’
- ‘The gynaecology waiting lists are some of the shortest waiting lists at the hospital.’
- ‘Nearly half a million people could benefit from a new scheme aimed at reducing hospital waiting lists.’
- ‘Thousands of other sick people languishing on transplant waiting lists across the country are not so lucky.’
- ‘Joy arrived five years ago, when she was put on the waiting list for social housing.’
- ‘The total raised so far could wipe out NHS waiting lists for eight years.’
- ‘The fund was set up two years ago to reduce waiting lists for hospitals.’
- ‘Unfortunately, this fell on the very day that we learned that hospital waiting lists are longer than ever.’
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.