Grind out a result

poachThis week, introduces the English for football phrase ‘to grind out a result. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.

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On this week’s English for Football we focus on the expression to grind out a result. Now, this usually means to produce something in a routine or even slightly ugly manner. So in football if a team grinds out a result or a victory it means that even though the team has not played very well it has won or drawn the match. Now, with only ten games to go in the Premier League it is important to win matches in any way possible so teams may be happy to grind out a victory rather than playing attractive football. To grind out a result. To grind out a victory.

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