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A list of phrases about sports and games

A list of phrases about sports and gamesFrom 'Back to square one' to 'Win one for the Gipper', sports and pastimes loom large in our language. Here's a select list::

Back to square one

Bandy words

Beer and skittles

Behind the eight ball

Blind-man's buff

Booby prize

Card-sharp

Cat's Cradle

Come up trumps

Drag race

Fair play

GOLF - Gentlemen only, ladies forbidden

Grand slam

Helter-skelter

I spy with my little eye

Keepy-uppy

Level playing field

Life's not all beer and skittles

Local derby

Mexican wave

Middle for diddle

Moving the goalposts

No dice

No holds barred

Not playing with a full deck

Off his own bat

Play ducks and drakes

Punch above one's weight

Route one

Rub of the green

Saved by the bell

Sticky wicket

Throw your hat into the ring

Toe the line

Win hands down

Win one for the Gipper