Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he was forced to dismiss his closest political ally’
associate, colleague, friend, confederate, partner, supporter, accomplice, helper, accessory, abetter
1‘he allied his racing experience with his father's business acumen’
combine, marry, couple, merge, amalgamate, join, pool, fuse, weld, knit
2‘the Catholic powers in France had allied with Philip II’
unite, join, join up, join forces, band together, go into partnership, team up, combine, collaborate, side, align oneself, league, go into league, affiliate, confederate, form an alliance, throw in one's lot, make common cause
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