Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
dry, dried out, hard, hardened, old, past its best, past its sell-by date
off, mouldy, rotten, decayed, unfresh, rancid, rank
stuffy, close, musty, fusty, unfresh, stagnant, frowzy
British frowsty, fuggy
flat, sour, insipid, tasteless, turned, spoiled, off
4‘the jokes are a bit stale for real belly laughs’
hackneyed, tired, worn out, overworked, threadbare, warmed-up, banal, trite, stock, stereotyped, clichéd, run-of-the-mill, commonplace, platitudinous, unoriginal, derivative, unimaginative, uninspired, flat
out of date, outdated, outmoded, passé, archaic, obsolete, defunct, antiquated
North American warmed-over
informal old hat, corny, out of the ark, played out, past their sell-by date, hacky
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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.