[print_link] | Subscribe: Weekly Football PhraseThis week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘Scrape into’. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. 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 week we look at the phrase ‘to scrape into‘ which is made up from the verb ‘to scrape‘ and the preposition ‘into‘ and means to just about make it or qualify for the next round – by the skin of your teeth. Sometimes the preposition ‘through‘ is used instead of ‘into‘ – England scraped through (to the next round). In the recent Champions League qualifying matches German side Schalke scraped into the group stage after a last-minute winner. It looked as if they might be knocked out by the Greek side PAOK Salonika but they scraped through. To scrape into.
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