For this week’s English for football phrase languagecaster brings you the expression ‘inch perfect‘. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below and listening to the audio. 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.
Football is a game of great skill. Players have to the kick the ball in the direction they want, either as a shot, a pass or a clearance. They need to accurately pass or shoot. This week’s football phrase is inch perfect. This is an adjective phrase and describes a pass or shot that arrives exactly where the player wants or plans. An inch perfect pass finds a team-mate allowing them to shoot or beat an opponent; an inch perfect shot or free kick finds the goal in such a way as to make it impossible for the goalkeeper or defenders to stop it. Commentators may say, ‘(the player) had to be inch perfect with that free kick to beat the goalkeeper.’ Inch perfect.
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