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Football Expression: Recipe for disaster

Recipe for disaster

poachThis week, introduces the English for football phrase ‘recipe for disaster. 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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Today’s English for football phrase is a recipe for disaster. This phrase combines two words: recipe, which means how to make a meal or drink, and disaster, which means a terrible event, a mess. Put together this phrase means that the subject of the conversation will result in a terrible mess. So, this week Denis Wise has been given an important job at Newcastle with Kevin Keegan. The mix of Wise and Keegan is a recipe for disaster, their personalities mean that they probably won’t succeed together. Also, Derby have recently been bought by an American company. Some people see American ownership of English football clubs as a bad thing, a recipe for disaster. They don’t believe it will be good for the club.

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