Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Breuer is an intelligent writer’
clever, bright, brilliant, sharp, quick, quick-witted, quick on the uptake, smart, canny, astute, intuitive, thinking, acute, alert, keen, insightful, perceptive, perspicacious, penetrating, discerning
apt, able, gifted, talented
informal brainy, genius
informal have a good head on one's shoulders, there are no flies on …
British informal know how many beans make five
North American informal whip-smart
2‘an extraterrestrial intelligent being’
rational, capable of thought, higher-order
robotic, automatic, self-regulating, capable of learning
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