For this post on football English we explain the adjective phrase ‘high octane’. If you have suggestions, questions, comments, let us know!
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘to hit the ground running‘. This is a phrase commonly used at the start of the football season. If you have questions or comments, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of […]
Half-volley: On today’s 2018 World Cup language we look at the phrase ‘half-volley ‘.
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What does the phrase ‘high line’ mean in football. The phrase refers to a style of play which pushes the defenders high up the pitch.
This post explains how the word ‘harsh’ is used in football. It is often used when talking about when yellow or red cards are given.
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When we talk about the home nations in football we mean the teams that make up the United Kingdom…
What’s the meaning of the word ‘host’ in football?
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/eff.hatful.010416.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:33 — 1.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | More For this week’s English for football phrase we talk about the noun, a hatful. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. […]
What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘hospital pass’ in football?
We continue looking at the language of the FA Cup and so today we introduce the football phrase ‘Hallowed turf’
There are many ways to describe scoring a goal with your head and on this week’s phrase we take a look at one of them – ‘to head home’
In our listening report this week we focus on Manchester United’s poor start to the 2014-15 season and in particular their defeat in the Capital One Cup and so this week’s football expression is ‘a hiding’
When do we use the phrase ‘hot seat’ in football?
What does ‘head-butt’ mean?
For this week’s English for football phrase languagecaster brings you the expression ‘handbags’.
This week languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘half-chance’.
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/eff.110513.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 0:52 — 410.7KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | More This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘out of their hands‘. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. […]
(a) Two-horse race: A close or tight battle between two teams for the title (three teams would be a three-horse race, and so on).
Hooligan: Football supporters involved in violence; yob (hooliganism).
Holders: The current champions of a competition or cup (they hold the trophy)
Hat-trick: To score three goals in one game
To hammer: (a) To thrash, crush, beat another team heavily.
(b) To hit the ball hard; to strike the ball with power
Half-time: The break between the first and second half of a match.
Hairdryer treatment: An expression used to describe how Sir Alex Ferguson (see Fergie) angrily shouts at players at half-time if they are under-performing.
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