Languagecaster weekly football phrase: Pull the trigger
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.
This week’s football phrase is ‘to hold the ball up’
This week’s phrase is ‘an off the ball incident’
What does ‘draw a blank’ mean?
What does ‘hit on the break’ mean?
What does ‘top drawer’ mean in football?
We look at the football phrase ‘to be in acres of space’ which refers to when players always have lots of room to play.
Weekly Football Phrase: To dump out of…
In this post we explain the phrase ‘to be in the dark’
This week’s phrase is a ‘wake up call’
Every week during the 2010-11 season, the languagecaster team explain a football phrase or cliché for learners of English who love the sport – this week we explain ‘to slam’
A manager speaks: Continuing with our look at the world of football language, we post an interview from 2007 that we carried out with manager on what kind of clichés he uses and why
Can we really translate the language of football? This article looks at recent improvements in translation software and wonders if it’s possible for the language of football to be translated?
Every week during the 2010-11 season, the languagecaster team explain a football phrase or cliché for learners of English who love the sport. To lose the plot
This week’s English for football phrase is to fear a backlash which means to be provoked into a reaction after something strange or surprising has taken place.
This week we feature the cliche ‘form is temporary, class is permanent
This week’s English football phrase is the expression to play to the whistle which basically means to keep playing until you hear the referee blow his whistle to stop the game.
This week’s football phrase for English is ‘sorry’ as in a ‘sorry performance’
To stick it in the net: This week we explin the expression ‘to stick it in the net‘, which means to score a goal.
This week’s English phrase for football is ‘to pull something out of the bag