English Idioms Part 1: Sports

shutterstock_52611118Love Speaking is bringing you another series of blogs every week to help you improve and build your list of idioms. In part 1, we will look at some sports idioms and what they really mean before putting into use in an example conversation. Then recap what you have learned by completing the quiz at the end.

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 Step 1: Learn

strike out –  to fail

contender – with a good chance of success

going to play ball – to do business with

locker talk – gossip or rumours

game plan – a plan or strategy of action

two strikes - close to not succeeding

fumbled – made a serious mistake

Step 2: Practice with examples

Bob: Well, is Trevisos going to play ball (to do business with) or are we going to strike out (to fail) on this deal?


Pete: The latest locker talk (gossip, rumors) is that our game plan (plan of action) is a real contender (with a good chance of success) for the contract.


Bob: Yeah, the other team has two strikes against it (close to not succeeding) after they fumbled (make a serious mistake) last week.

Step 3: Review

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