Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the ship had been driven aground, her hull staved in’
break in, smash in, put a hole in, push in, kick in, cave in, splinter, shiver, fracture
2‘the government is introducing emergency measures to stave off a crisis’
avert, prevent, avoid, preclude, rule out, counter, forestall, nip in the bud
ward off, fend off, head off, keep off, keep at bay
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
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.