Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘steel props support the 1.5 km long underpass construction’
pole, post, beam, support, upright, brace, buttress, stay, shaft, strut, stanchion, shore, pier, vertical, pillar, pile, piling, bolster, truss, column, rod, stick
2‘he found himself becoming the emotional prop of the marriage’
mainstay, pillar, anchor, rock, backbone, support, cornerstone
supporter, upholder, sustainer
1‘he propped his bike against the garage wall’
lean, rest, set, stand, position, place, lay, balance, steady
2‘the longest branches were initially propped up with planks’
hold up, shore up, bolster up, buttress, support, brace, underpin, reinforce, strengthen
3‘the government's attempt to prop up their loss-making state airline’
subsidize, underwrite, fund, finance, maintain
support, give support to, bolster, bolster up, shore up, buttress
help, aid, assist, revitalize
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