(to) See out the game

see out the gameFor this week’s English for football phrase, we have ‘to see out the game’.

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This week’s English for football phrase is ‘to see out the game‘, which means that a team can protect its lead and win the game. The phrase means the team in the lead is able to control the game, not panic and reach the final whistle with a victory. Sometimes we use the phrase ‘to manage the game well’, that is, the winning team, despite coming under pressure, still wins the game – they are careful and are able to see out the game.

  • Example: The Foxes (Leicester City) comfortably saw out the remaining quarter of an hour to move level on points with league leaders Manchester City. Read more at: https://tr.im/6Xloh
  • Example: The experience of the side enabled them to see out the game 3-2.

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