Each week the languagecaster team will explain a football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport. On this week’s show ‘to have too much for’. Click on the link below to learn about the word or phrase, while you can also read the transcript. You can also find many more examples by going to our football phrase page here football cliches here and our huge football glossary here.
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This week, we explain the football phrase, to have too much for, which means that one team is better or stronger than an other side. Though it is not mentioned, the phrase implies a noun, such as power, skill, or experience. The full phrase would be, for example, ‘They had too much experience for the opposition’ or ‘They have too much power up front for the opposition defence. So, listeners add the meaning to the shorter phrase, have too much for. In this week’s Champions League, Bayern Munich had too much for Swiss side Basle, beating them 7-1 in the second leg. To have too much for.