Football phrases for learners of English: 12th Man
Football clichés are expressions or sayings that are often associated with the emotional aspect of the game and they form an important 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.
On this week’s show we introduce the phrase ‘Can’t win the title in August but you can lose it’.
This week’s English For Football phrase is the expression household name which simply means very well known.
This week’s English for football phrase is the expression the end justifies the means which has the general meaning of to do whatever it takes to reach a goal or target
This week’s English for football phrase is ‘to park the bus’.
This week languagecaster.com introduces the football phrase ‘squeaky-bum time’
Today’s English for football phrase is to be sewn up. This expression is a phrasal verb using the words sew and up and means to be successful in something you do.
Today’s English for football phrase is a recipe for disaster. This phrase combines two words: recipe, which means how to make a meal or drink, and disaster, which means a terrible event, a mess.
Take the game by the scruff of the neck
languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘to be in the bag’.
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘to move up a gear’.
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase: It’s a lottery.
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘to provide a spark’.
Weekly English football phrase for learners of English – Two-horse race