What is the meaning of the football cliche ‘a marathon not a sprint’ in football?
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.
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This week’s English for football phrase is ‘up for grabs’ which is used to describe a situation in which a team has a chance of winning a game or qualifying for the next round of a competition after looking like there was no chance at all.
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The cliche old school is a phrase that means traditional, typical, but also has a nuance which says that something is rare now. So, …
What does the football phrase ‘good feet’ mean?
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This week’s expression is the cliche second season syndrome
This week’s weekly football phrase is often used when looking ahead to a new season: The team to beat.
In reference to Steven Gerrard’s last home game at Anfield, this week’s football phrase is the cliche ‘dying breed’
In this week’s football phrase we introduce the football phrase ‘David and Goliath’ which is often used to describe a cup match
We continue looking at the language of the FA Cup and so today we introduce the football phrase ‘Hallowed turf’
FA Cup Cliche Quiz: Try our latest football language quiz which this time features cliches from the FA Cup.
It’s the 3rd round of the FA Cup so today we introduce the football phrase Cup run