In this post, we explain the football expression ‘bore draw’ which is used to describe a not very exciting game of football.
Football clichés are expressions or sayings that are often associated with the emotional aspect of the game and they form an important part of the football discourse - all fans of the game know what 110%, sick as a parrot and over the moon mean. Check through the meaning of the following words and phrases on this page and then check your understanding in our football cliche quizzes.
Hello, my name is Damon from languagecaster.com and I’m going to be talking about a cliche in football in this World Cup 2018 post. The cliche is, you can only beat what’s in front of you. Now, this phrase has been used after the England versus Panama game from group G, which ended up 6-1 […]
Never Know They’re Beaten: this post explains the football cliche ‘Never know they’re beaten’ which was used to describe the Germany…
Football Language: Give the keeper the eyes – what’s the meaning of this phrase in football?
In this post, we explain the football cliché ‘Play Football the Right Way’. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. Football Language: Play Football the Right Way A cliché […]
Quick feet: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Quick feet’ in football?
This post explains the football cliche ‘Away at a Cold Night at Stoke’, a cliche specifically about English football.
This post explains most dangerous of leads the football term ‘2-0 is the most dangerous of leads’.
Results go your way: When do we use the phrase ‘Results go your way’ in football?
This post explains the football phrase ‘Down to ten men’ which is often used when a player has been injured or sent off.
Nick a goal: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to nick a goal’?
What is the meaning of the phrase ‘sweet left foot’ in football?
To turn on a sixpence: This cliche is used to describe a move when a player wants to escape from another player.
Not that type of player: What’s the meaning of this football cliche?
A big ask: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘ a big ask’ in football?