Posted by David FG on June 12, 2005
In Reply to: Currunt form posted by Bob on June 11, 2005
: : : what is the currunt form
: : 'On current form' means the way things are going: judging by the way that the situation is at present.
: : For example, 'on current form England are unlikely to win the World Cup.' (A statement which has been true since the mid-1960s, but that is another matter.)
: : DFG
: Not heard/used in the U.S., by the way.
That is interesting. I assume the phrase comes from racing; 'form' being a horse's record in previous races. Do Americans not call this 'form'? If not, what do they call it?