Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘in the majority of cases’
larger number, larger part, greater number, greater part, major part, best part, better part, main part, most, more than half
bulk, mass, weight, body, main body, preponderance, predominance, generality, lion's share
people, the people, the masses, the silent majority
2‘Labour retained the seat by a large majority’
margin, winning margin, superiority of numbers, superiority of votes
3‘a girl who has not yet reached her majority’
coming of age, legal age, seniority, adulthood, manhood, womanhood, maturity
age of consent
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