On the ropes

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      Hyuna27g_
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      Dear everyone. What does “on the ropes” mean here?

      FT: Ukraine 2-1 North Macedonia
      A hopeful long ball comes to nothing, and time is up! Ukraine were on the ropes, but they have held on.

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      Hello Hyuna,

      The phrase ‘on the ropes‘ is a boxing term and in that sport it means a fighter is under pressure. So, in football if a team is on the ropes it means they are under real pressure as the opposition is continually pushing for a goal.

      Damian

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