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Every week during the 2010-11 season, the languagecaster team explain a football phrase or cliché. 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 phrase page here
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Today’s weekly football phrase is the word pulsating which is an adjective used to describe a very exciting game, one that goes from end-to-end. The verb to pulsate means to throb or to beat rhythmically and so if a game has few pauses we can describe it as having a high tempo or rhythm or that it does not pause for breath – it is pulsating. The recent Premier League matches between Stoke and Tottenham and Liverpool and Arsenal were described as pulsating due to their end-to-end nature. A pulsating game.
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