Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘four people were accused of assault’
charge with, indict for, arraign for, take to court for, put on trial for, bring to trial for, prosecute for
summons, cite, make accusations about, lay charges against, file charges against, prefer charges against
North American impeach for
absolve, clear, exonerate
2‘the companies have been accused of causing job losses’
blame for, hold responsible for, lay the blame on someone for, hold accountable for, hold answerable for, condemn for, criticize for, denounce for
impute blame to, assign guilt to, attribute liability to, declare guilty
informal lay at the door of, point the finger at, stick on, pin on
defend, hold blameless
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