Languagecaster’s weekly football phrase is the phrase ‘to be out of the cup’. You can find out more about this football phrase by reading the transcript below and listening to the audio file. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. This post also features in our podcast show, along with a main report and our weekly predictions. Follow @languagecaster

Weekly Football Phrase – To be out of the cup

Recently we discussed the phrase to be out injured and today’s football phrase also uses the verbal phrase ‘to be out‘; this time, ‘to be out of a cup competition‘ and this phrase is used when a team is no longer involved or playing in a cup competition. So, for example after Spurs were defeated by Arsenal in this season’s FA Cup we can say that they are out of the FA Cup (they are no longer in the competition). So, after recent home defeats in the Champions League it looks like Manchester City and Arsenal will both be out of the competition soon. To be out of the cup.

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