Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a hydraulic drill’
drilling tool, boring tool, rotary tool, auger, gimlet, awl, bradawl
2‘he used military discipline and drill to train the boys’
training, instruction, coaching, teaching, grounding
3‘Estelle seemed to know the drill’
procedure, routine, practice, pattern, regimen, programme, schedule, method, system, custom, order
1‘drill the end of the piece of wood’
bore a hole in, make a hole in, cut a hole in, drill a hole in
bore, pierce, puncture, penetrate, perforate, sink
2‘a sergeant drilling new recruits’
train, instruct, coach, teach, ground, inculcate, discipline, exercise, make fit, rehearse, put someone through their paces
3‘his mother had always drilled into him the need to pay for one's sins’
instil, hammer, drive, drum, din, bang, knock, implant, ingrain
teach, indoctrinate, inculcate, brainwash
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