Football Language: (to) Click

In this post we explain the phrase ‘to click.’ If you have questions or comments, email us at:

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Football Language: (to) Click

The verb ‘click‘ means to become effective, to work well. If a team clicks it means that they start to play smoothly and effectively. You might hear this word collocate with waiting, so waiting to click

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