These past few days, we have posted the different idioms like food idioms, winter idioms, etc. This time, we will give you the sports idioms and their meanings. You may ask, how important and useful these words are? When people talk to you, you will interpret it literally. In this situation, it will mislead you the correct meaning of the words by that person who is trying to tell about. This has usually happened, especially to the beginners who are studying English language today. That is why it is very important to know the meaning of such idioms to clearly understand and make the conversation meaningful and interesting.
Here are some of the sports idioms that you need to know.
At this stage in the game
at this time.
to not see something coming.
Blow the competition away
to win easily.
Call the shots
to make the decisions.
Drop the ball
to make an error, to miss an opportunity.
Get a head start
to start before all others.
Hit below the belt
do or say something that is very unfair or cruel.
Hit the Bull’s Eye
to reach a big goal.
Jump the gun to start too early.
to start too early.
Level playing field everyone has an equal chance.
everyone has an equal chance.
Light the lamp
to score a goal.
Make the cut
be chosen to be part of a team or group.
doing the right thing to succeed.
to be ready and able.
Race against time
there is almost no time left to accomplish something.
Sink or Swim
to work hard (swim) or face failure (sink).
Skate on thin ice
going well, as planned, and without any problems.
Take off the gloves
to attack earnestly, without mercy.
Three strikes and you’re out
you only get three chances.
Toe the Line
to recognize the authority and abides by the rules.
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