Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘with the aid of his colleagues he prepared a manifesto’
help, backing, abettance, encouragement, cooperation, succour
a helping hand
2‘we have provided valuable economic and humanitarian aid’
donations, funding, contributions, subsidies, benefits, welfare, gifts, grants, relief, charity, financial assistance, subvention, alms, offerings, handouts, largesse
patronage, sponsorship, backing
informal a leg up, shot in the arm
3‘a hospital aid’
informal girl Friday, man Friday
1‘he was liable to provide an army to aid the King of England’
help, assist, abet, come to the aid of, give assistance to, lend a hand to, be of service to
avail, succour, sustain
support, back, back up, second, stand by, uphold
2‘essences can be added to your bath to aid restful sleep’
facilitate, promote, encourage, help, speed up, hasten, accelerate, expedite, further, boost, give a boost to, give a lift to, give a push to, spur on, clear the way for, smooth the way for
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