This week, languagecaster.com introduce the football cliche ‘it’s a funny old game’.
Dead man walking: This refers to a manager who everyone knows will soon be sacked; will soon be fired. He will soon lose his job.
This week, languagecaster.com digs into its archives and brings you the football phrase ‘smash and grab’.
A cracker: A very exciting match, usually with lots of goals OR a great goal
This week’s football phrase is ‘to wrong-foot the defence’, which means to do something to catch out the defence; to throw them off-balance or to catch them by surprise.
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’.