Weekly Football Phrase: (to) Finish

FinishFor this week’s weekly football phrase we explain the verb  to finish.

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Finish

The verb to finish means to score. It can be used to describe the action of scoring a goal – The player finished with his left foot, or as a gerund to describe a player’s skill – His finishing is deadly. It can also be used as a noun combined with an adjective, ‘That was a stunning finish’. In all cases the meaning implied is that the goal was skillful or the player had good technique. To finish (See also to finish with aplomb)

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