ShowFootball Cliches

Football clichés are expressions or sayings that have become so overused that they have lost some of their original impact. These phrases are often associated with the emotional aspect of the game and they form 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.


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