Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘interviewers are looking for enthusiasm and initiative’
enterprise, inventiveness, resourcefulness, capability
imagination, imaginativeness, ingenuity, originality, creativity
drive, dynamism, ambition, ambitiousness, motivation, spirit, verve, dash, energy, vitality, vigour, leadership, vision
informal get-up-and-go, zing, push, pep, zip, punch, pizzazz
2‘he had lost the initiative’
advantage, upper hand, edge, lead, whip hand, trump card
first step, first move, first blow, opening move, opening gambit, gambit
beginning, start, commencement
3‘a recent initiative on recycling’
plan, scheme, strategy, stratagem, measure, technique, proposal, step, action, act, manoeuvre, gambit
approach, tack, tactic
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