Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they were living in temporary accommodation’
housing, living quarters, quarters, rooms, chambers
place, place to stay, billet
a roof over one's head
informal digs, pad
formal abode, residence, place of residence, dwelling, dwelling place, habitation
2‘there was lifeboat accommodation for 1,178 people’
space, room, seating
3‘the prime minister was seeking an accommodation with the Social Democrats’
arrangement, understanding, settlement, accord, deal, bargain, compromise
4‘their capacity for accommodation to novelty is very limited’
adjustment, adaptation, attunement, fitting in, habituation, acclimatization, acclimation, acculturation, inurement, hardening, seasoning, conditioning, familiarization, assimilation, integration, domestication, naturalization
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