Each week the languagecaster team will explain a football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport. This week we look at the phrase to sing the praises of which is used to say well done to someone. Click on the link below to hear the word or phrase, while you can also read the transcript below that. You can also find many more examples by going to our football phrase page here football cliches here and our huge football glossary here.

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This week’s English for football is the expression To sing the praises of which means to praise or to tell others of something or someone that is good – to say good things about people. In football this phrase is usually heard when a manager wishes to highlight a really good performance from his/her team. On the opening day of the Premier League season, the Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle sang the praises of Gary Cahill after his wonder goal helped his side to defeat newly-promoted QPR. To sing the praises of.

Example: Football: Martinez sings De Bruyne’s praises after Scotland rout (CNA, September 10 2019)

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