Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a handy reference tool’
useful, convenient, practical, easy-to-use, well-designed, user-friendly, user-oriented, helpful, functional, serviceable, utilitarian
informal neat, nifty
2‘it has eight pockets to keep everything you need handy’
readily available, available, at hand, to hand, near at hand, within reach, accessible, ready, close, close by, near, nearby, at the ready, at one's fingertips, at one's disposal, convenient
informal get-at-able, on tap
3‘he's handy with a needle’
skilful, skilled, dexterous, deft, nimble-fingered, adroit, practical, able, adept, proficient, capable
masterly, gifted, talented, expert
clever with one's hands, good with one's hands
informal nifty, wizard, ace, genius
North American informal crackerjack
vulgar slang shit-hot
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