Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘hotels within the same grade’
category, class, classification, grouping, group, set, section, bracket, division, type, brand
2‘they appointed him to the lowest grade’
rank, level, echelon, standing, station, position, placing, class, status, order
stage, step, rung, rung on the ladder, notch, stratum, tier
degree of proficiency, degree of quality, degree of merit
3‘they got the best grades in the school’
mark, score, grading, assessment, evaluation, appraisal
4‘a kid in the fifth grade’
class, form, study group, school group, set, stream, band
5‘roads on steep grades’
slope, gradient, incline, acclivity, declivity, tilt, angle
hill, rise, bank, ramp
1‘the weights were graded in the box by size’
classify, class, categorize, bracket, sort, group, order, arrange, type, pigeonhole, brand, size
rank, evaluate, rate, value, range, graduate, calibrate
2‘children should be told how they have been graded’
assess, mark, score, judge, evaluate, appraise
3‘all these categories grade into one another’
pass, shade, change, merge, blend, transmute, turn
‘he lacked the experience to make the grade’
come up to standard, come up to scratch, qualify, pass, pass muster, measure up, measure up to expectation
succeed, be successful, come through, come through with flying colours, win through, get through
be up to snuff, cut it, cut the mustard, crack it
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