Every week, languagecaster.com brings you words or phrases from the footballing news. Today we explain the phrase ‘a drubbing’. You can understand more about the word or phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.
This week’s football phrase is ‘a drubbing‘ which means a heavy defeat or a thrashing and usually this heavy defeat is seen as being a humiliating one. In last week’s North London derby Arsenal thrashed Spurs 5-2 – a very humiliating drubbing for Tottenham, while in the same week Premier League leaders Manchester City handed out a 5-0 drubbing to lowly Aston Villa. (a) Drubbing