Football Language: Hallowed Turf

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Hallowed Turf

The phrase ‘hallowed turf‘ refers to the Wembley Stadium pitch because that is where the final of the FA Cup is played at the end of the English football season. Hallowed means holy and turf is a reference to the grass or pitch so fans see Wembley as holy ground due to the importance of this match. Hallowed turf

  • Example: The team were hoping to play on the hallowed turf in the FA Cup final at the end of the season.
  • Example: The player’s main ambition was to play on the hallowed turf of Wembley.

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