Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘approaching such an aggressive and powerful creature is a dangerous enterprise’
undertaking, endeavour, venture, pursuit, exercise, activity, operation, exploit, mission, deed, act, action, move, measure, task, business, affair, proceeding
scheme, plan, plan of action, programme, campaign
project, proposal, proposition, suggestion, idea, conception
British informal wheeze
2‘the school showed enterprise in its attempt to attract pupils’
initiative, resourcefulness, resource, imagination, imaginativeness, ingenuity, inventiveness, originality, creativity
quick-wittedness, cleverness, native wit, talent, ability, capability
spirit, spiritedness, enthusiasm, dynamism, leadership, drive, zest, dash, ambition, ambitiousness, energy, verve, vigour, vitality
boldness, daring, spirit of adventure, audacity, courage, intrepidity
informal gumption, get-up-and-go, go, push, oomph, pizzazz, pep, zip, vim
3‘a fan club should be a service rather than a profit-making enterprise’
business, company, firm, venture, organization, operation, concern, industry, corporation, establishment, house, shop, office, bureau, agency, franchise, practice, partnership, consortium, cooperative, conglomerate, group, combine, syndicate
informal outfit, set-up
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.