In this post, we explain the football phrase to ‘breeze past‘. If you have questions or comments, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football Language: Breeze Past
The noun ‘breeze‘ means a light, gentle wind, but it also means something that was achieved easily. For example, you could say a test was a breeze, meaning that it was very easy and you had no difficulty. When used in the verb phrase ‘to breeze past‘, it retains its meaning of something easily achieved. It means that a match in a competition was easily won and the opponent was ‘past’ easily. So this phrase is often used to describe matches in competitions where one team easily beats another. You will find this phrase most often in headlines.
Here is an example from a headline in The Telegraph on the Europa League tie between Arsenal and Vorskla Poltava : Free-flowing Arsenal put one foot in Europa League semi-finals after breezing past CSKA Moscow.
And another example, this time from The Mirror: Pep Guardiola has “no words” to describe exceptional Kevin De Bruyne after Man City breeze past Spurs.
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