Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a ripe tomato’
mature, ripened, fully developed, full grown, ready to eat, soft, lush, juicy, tender
luscious, sweet, full-flavoured, mellow
2‘the former dock is ripe for development’
ready, fit, suitable, right
3‘he lived to the ripe old age of ninety’
advanced, hoary, venerable, old
4‘the time is ripe for his return’
opportune, advantageous, favourable, auspicious, propitious, promising, heaven-sent, good, right, fortunate, benign, providential, felicitous, well timed, convenient, expedient, suitable, appropriate, apt, fitting
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.