Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she poured out a dose of medicine for her mother’
medication, medicament, remedy, cure, nostrum, patent medicine, quack remedy, panacea, cure-all, placebo, drug, prescription, dose, treatment
2‘the remarkable achievements of modern medicine’
medical science, practice of medicine, healing, therapeutics, therapy, treatment, healing art
get back at, get, let someone see how it feels, have/get/take one's revenge, get one's revenge on, have one's revenge on, take one's revenge on
settle a score, settle the score, give as good as one gets, pay someone back, repay, reciprocate
give someone their comeuppance
accept one's punishment, take the consequences of one's actions
take the rap, take it on the chin
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