Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
flag, needle, pad, blade, bract, leaflet
technical cotyledon, foliole
2‘as he handled the book, a sheaf of loose leaves fell from the back’
page, sheet, folio, flyleaf
1‘he leafed through a pile of documents’
flick, flip, thumb, skim, browse, glance, look, riffle
read, scan, dip into, run one's eye over, have a look at, peruse
2‘many plants need a period of dormancy before they leaf and flower’
put out leaves, bud, burst into leaves
‘I see fatherhood as a chance to turn over a new leaf’
reform, improve, amend
mend one's ways, become a better person, change completely, make a fresh start, change for the better, reconstruct oneself
go straight, get back on the straight and narrow
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.