Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he admitted that he had perhaps overstated his case’
exaggerate, overdo, overemphasize, overplay, dramatize, catastrophize, colour, embroider, embellish, enhance, magnify, inflate, amplify, make a mountain out of a molehill
informal make a big thing out of, blow up, blow up out of all proportion
archaic draw the long bow
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.