Days are numbered: We use this expression to describe a situation in which a manager (or player) is about to lose their job: they are under intense pressure
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.
A cracker: A very exciting match, usually with lots of goals OR a great goal
To come back from the dead: To make a remarkable comeback, to stage a fightback when all seems lost
(to) Come a Cropper: This phrase is used to describe a situation when a team fails badly at something particularly a big team against a smaller team
Chickens Come Home to Roost: This expression is used to say that something bad has happened because of mistakes, or bad behaviour, in the past. It is close to the idea of ‘karma’ in many Asian religions, or the phrase, ‘you reap what you sow’.
This week, languagecaster.com brings you the football phrase ‘mind games’. You can understand more about the word or phrase by reading the transcript below.
This week, languagecaster.com brings you the football phrase ‘clean sheet’.
Brought down to earth: the meaning of this expression simply means to come back to reality and usually this reality is not so exciting.
Bounce back: To come back strongly after a bad defeat. If a team reacts or responds well after a poor result.
This week’s football phrase is ‘against the run of play’, which is used to describe a situation when a team scores a goal when they…
Which team is too good to go down this season? Check out our latest cliche at languagecaster.com
At the end of the day: A commonly-used phrase by footballers in interviews and which means when all is said and done; all things considered or after thinking something through.
At sixes and sevens: To be completely in a mess especially when describing poor defensive organisation. This suggests that one team is confused or in disarray allowing the opposing team to score or to win.
today we’re going to look at a footballing cliché: a phrase that has been used so much that it shows a lack of originality, a phrase that is very predictable. So here goes with this week’s cliché. “There are no easy games.”
Game of two halves: One of the biggest football clichés has to be ‘it’s a game of two halves’ as we all know that…
In this post we take a look at some of the words and phrases that players use while playing the game.
During the Euro 2012 tournament the languagecaster team will be looking at some of the words and phrases that emerge from the competition. Today we explain the phrase ‘to chase shadows’
Today’s Euro 2012 football expression is ‘not here to make up the numbers’. You can understand more about this phrase by listening to the mp3 and reading the transcript that comes with the post
Today’s Euro 2012 football language is the phrase ‘the group of death’
This week’s football cliche is ‘It’s the hope that kills you’