Every week, languagecaster.com brings you words or phrases from the footballing news. Today we explain the phrase ‘to boss the game’. You can understand more about the word or phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.
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This week’s football phrase is ‘to boss the game‘, which means to completely dominate the game. When one team outplays the other and does not let it have any chances to score or to play their normal style we say that they boss the game. In this week’s European matches Bayern Munich bossed the early part of their Champions League match but were unable to score thus allowing BATE to seal a surprising victory, while Tottenham also failed to win their Europa League tie after bossing most of the game. To boss the game.