This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘thrills and spills. You can understand 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.
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Thrills and spills
On this week’s English for football we look at the phrase thrills and spills. This is used to describe a particularly exciting match where lots of incidents have taken place. Thrills is the plural noun form of the adjective thrilling so it means exciting while spills suggests that something has gone wrong or that there is a mess so in footballing terms there have been many defensive errors like penalty misses or own goals. In the recent FA Cup 3rd replay between Havant and Swansea the game was end-to-end, an incident packed match that had many thrills and spills.
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