Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘an outstanding painter’
excellent, marvellous, magnificent, superb, fine, wonderful, superlative, exceptional, formidable, first-class, first-rate, virtuoso, skilful, masterful, masterly
informal great, terrific, tremendous, super, smashing, amazing, amazeballs, fantastic, sensational, stellar, fabulous, fab, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, ace, crack, A1, mean, awesome, magic, bad, wicked, out of this world
British informal brilliant, brill, bosting
North American informal neat, badass, boss
US informal on fleek
Australian informal bonzer
British informal, dated wizard, spiffing, ripping, topping, champion, capital, top-hole
North American informal, dated swell, keen
vulgar slang shit-hot
2‘the site has outstanding views’
remarkable, extraordinary, exceptional, striking, eye-catching, vivid, arresting, impressive, distinctive, unforgettable, catchy, haunting, indelible, never to be forgotten, not to be forgotten, memorable, signal, special, momentous, monumental, significant, historic, notable, noteworthy, important, consequential, distinguished, pre-eminent, eminent, well known, famous, famed, celebrated, renowned, notorious, illustrious
informal out of this world
3‘how much work is still outstanding?’
to be done, undone, not done, neglected, omitted, unattended to, unfinished, incomplete, left, remaining, pending, ongoing
unpaid, unsettled, owing, owed, to be paid, payable, receivable, due, overdue, undischarged, in arrears, in the red
North American delinquent, past due
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