Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he's canvassing for the Green Party’
campaign, electioneer, solicit votes, drum up support
North American stump
British informal doorstep
North American informal be a ward heeler
2‘they promised to canvass all member clubs for their views’
poll, question, ask, survey, interview, sound out, ascertain the opinions of
3‘they're canvassing support among shareholders’
seek, try to obtain, go after, make a pitch for
4‘early retirement was canvassed as a solution to the problem of unemployment’
propose, suggest, submit, offer, air
discuss, debate, consider
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