During the 2008-09 season, the languagecaster team explain a football phrase or cliché for learners of English who love the sport. Click on the link below to hear the word or phrase and you can also read the transcript below that. You can find many more examples by going to our football clichés here and our huge football glossary here.
Transcript: No pushovers
This week’s English for Football expression is no pushovers. The basic meaning is when a team suggests that it will not be beaten easily despite what many people think, i.e. they are weak. If you can push someone or something over then it means that it is something easy to do. In the FIFA Club World Cup, Mexican side Pachuca and Egyptian team Al Ahly are certainly no pushovers and will make life hard for Manchester United and LDU Quito. No pushovers.