Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a reduction in pollution’
lessening, lowering, decrease, diminution, minimizing
2‘the closure of those offices led to a reduction in staff’
depletion, cut, cutting, cutback, scaling down, trimming, pruning, axing, chopping, curtailment, limiting
3‘there will be some reduction in the pressure to keep costs down’
easing, lightening, moderation, dilution, mitigation, commuting, qualification, alleviation, relaxation, abatement
4‘a reduction in status’
demotion, downgrading, lowering
abasement, humbling, demeaning, belittling, humiliation, bringing low
5‘substantial reductions on children's clothes’
discount, markdown, deduction, pullback, concession, allowance
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