Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he was stretching his sore limbs’
extremity, appendage, protuberance, projection
2‘the bare limbs of a high tree’
3‘local job centres act as limbs of the Ministry of Employment’
section, branch, offshoot, arm, wing, part, subdivision
department, division, office, member
1‘the portrayal of Scotland as being out on a limb from the rest of Britain’
isolated, stranded, segregated, set apart, separate, marooned, cut off
solitary, sequestered, high and dry
a central part of
2‘I don't think the government would be prepared to go out on a limb on his behalf’
in a precarious position, in a weak position, in a risky situation, vulnerable
sticking one's neck out
in a safe position, in a safe situation
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