Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a highly personal style’
distinctive, characteristic, unique, individual, one's own, particular, private, peculiar, exclusive, idiosyncratic, individualized, personalized
2‘the President made personal campaign appearances’
in person, in the flesh, actual, live, physical
3‘our manager will give personal attention to your enquiry’
individual, particular, special, in person
4‘I'm sick of you prying into my personal life!’
private, confidential, one's own business, intimate, secret
5‘I count him as a personal friend’
intimate, close, dear, great, bosom
6‘they have personal knowledge of the situation’
direct, empirical, first-hand, immediate, experiential
7‘how dare you make personal remarks!’
derogatory, disparaging, belittling, insulting, critical, rude, slighting, disrespectful, offensive, pejorative
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