Get ready for Cricket World Cup in 2019. The sport of cricket has a vernacular all it's own. Here are some of the popular sayings and idioms that originated here. Hat Trick, googly, LBW, sixer.
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If you happen to visit the BBC website's Sports page, you will notice significant coverage of the Ashes between England and Australia. The Ashes relates to the sport of cricket. At the moment England is losing to Australia - bad news indeed When I posted a series of cricket idioms on my Facebook page the other day, I received a number of comments asking me what was cricket. The questions came ...
not cricket. Unfair, unsportsmanlike, as in It's not cricket to let him go without notice. This term, in which the sport of cricket is equated with upright behavior, survives in America despite the relative unfamiliarity of the sport there. [Mid-1800s] See also: cricket, not.
I've heard people use the following and I am guessing they all came from Cricket. 1. Getting on the front foot : Meaning to take control of the situation. 2. Playing on your back foot: Indicating the going has gotten tough / unfavorable situation. 3.
20 sports idioms in English 1. To drop the ball. Origin: Probably baseball, American football or cricket, in which dropping a ball is a serious mistake. When you drop the ball, it means you made a stupid mistake or forgot something really important. In some situations, it also means you have given up before reaching your goal…which is definitely a mistake!
Cricket: a metaphor used to describe a difficult circumstance. It originated as a term to describe difficult playing conditions caused by a damp and soft pitch which was rapidly drying. Stumped Cricket: To be confused or undecided. In cricket, to be out due to the wicket-keeper disrupting the
Cricket. have a good innings = have a long life / tenure: “I don’t think he would have minded dying at the age of 90. He had a good innings.” be on a sticky wicket = be in a situation that will cause problems: “He’s on a sticky wicket with his legal case.” Other sport idioms
– Cricket: A threefold feat in an endeavor. Achievement of a positive feat three times in a row. (However, in bowling, three strikes in a row is known as a “turkey.”) have someone in your corner – Boxing: To have the support or help of someone.