Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he could see the rectangular outline of the building’
silhouette, profile, figure, shape, contour, form, line, lineaments, delineation
configuration, perimeter, circumference, tracing, layout, framework, skeleton, diagram, sketch, artist's impression
2‘the statement gives an outline of public expenditure for each department’
rough idea, thumbnail sketch, abbreviated version, summary, synopsis, résumé, precis, abridgement, abstract, reduction, digest
epitome, essence, storyline, storyboard, main points, gist, bones, bare bones, skeleton, draft, plan, sketch, scheme
1‘she could see the budgie outlined against the sky’
silhouette, define, demarcate, delimit, mark off
sketch, delineate, trace, pencil
2‘students can apply some of the techniques outlined in this chapter’
rough out, sketch out, block out, indicate, touch on, draft, give a thumbnail sketch of, give a rough idea of, give a quick rundown on, summarize, precis
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