2018 World Cup Football Language: Out of sight

In this post, we explain the cliche ‘Should be out of sight’ as part of our World Cup football language series at languagecaster.com.out of sight

  • 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: Out of sight

The phrase, be out of sight is a bit of a cliche in football. To be out of sight means to be far away, so far that you cannot be seen anymore. In football, if a team has many chances to score, but is still scoreless or has only scored one goal, we say the team, they, should be out of sight by now, meaning they have wasted a lot of chances and should be three or four goals ahead in the game. In the England versus Tunisia match in the first game in group H, England had at least three or four good chances to score, but had only scored one goal before half time; they should have been out of sight by half time, but the scoreline was still close. Look out for more World Cup football language over the next few weeks.

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