Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘all sorts of creams for the skin’
lotion, ointment, rub, cosmetic, application, preparation, emollient, moisturizer, paste, gel, salve, unguent, embrocation, balm, liniment, pomade
2‘the cream of the world's photographers’
best, finest, first class, top, choice, choicest, flower, prize, treasure, pearl, gem, jewel, the jewel in the crown, the crème de la crème, A-list
elite, elect, nonpareil
informal tops, pick of the bunch
1‘a cream dress’
off-white, whitish, cream-coloured, creamy, ivory, yellowish-white, pearly
‘grammar schools creamed off the more academic pupils’
pick and choose
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