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This week’s English for Football is ‘To hang up your boots‘. Of course, boots refers to the footwear you need to play football – interestingly, they are not called shoes but boots even though they are not large like boots. To hang up means to tidy away or to suspend from a peg or hook. The full phrase to hang up your boots means to retire from playing football, to finish playing football. When you stop playing, you don’t need your boots anymore. This week Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher announced he was hanging up his boots and this would be his last season. To hang up your boots.