Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
imminent, impending, coming, approaching, advancing, nearing, near
future, expected, anticipated, prospective
close, in store, in the wind, in the air, in the offing, in the pipeline, on the horizon, on the way, on us, about to happen
informal on the cards
2‘no reply was forthcoming’
available, made available, ready, at hand, accessible, obtainable, at someone's disposal, on offer
obtained, given, vouchsafed to someone
informal up for grabs, on tap
3‘most viewers voiced no opinions, but some were more forthcoming’
communicative, expansive, informative, expressive, unreserved, uninhibited, outgoing, frank, open, candid
talkative, conversational, chatty, gossipy, loquacious, garrulous, voluble, verbose, effusive, gushing
informal mouthy, gabby, windy, gassy, talky
rare multiloquent, multiloquous
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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.