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A list of phrases related to the word "football"...


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  • A foot in both camps
  • A goal in mind
  • A kick at the can
  • Abide with me ( hymn traditionally sung at the English football Cup Final ) ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Absolute pitch ( the ability to determine a musical note by ear )
  • Address the ball ( golfing term denoting readiness to play )
  • After the ball was over
  • Ahead of the game
  • All Day ( Nickname of American football player Adrian Peterson )
  • All your base are belong to us ( broken English phrase used in the video game Zero Wing )
  • America's Oldest Living Teenager ( Nickname of game show host Dick Clark )
  • Anyone's game
  • Are you ready for some football?
  • As black as pitch
  • As dark as pitch
  • As game as Ned Kelly
  • As sick as a parrot
  • Athlete's foot
  • Back to square one ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Bad Moon ( Nickname of American football player Andre Rison )
  • Ball achingly good
  • Ball and chain ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Ball of fire
  • Bart the Cool ( Nickname of American football player Bart Starr )
  • Be a good sport
  • Beaten at your own game
  • Behind the eight ball ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Big Al ( Nickname of football player Alan Shearer and of basketball player Al Jefferson )
  • Big Ben ( Nickname of basketball player Ben Wallace and American football player Ben Roethlisberger )
  • Big Cat ( Nickname of American football player Leon Lett )
  • Big Daddy ( Nickname of American football Dan Wilkinson )
  • Big Game James ( Nickname of basketball player James Posey )
  • Big Game James ( Nickname of basketball player James Worthy )
  • Big Pete ( Nickname of footballer Petr Cech )
  • Big Phil ( Nickname of football manager Luiz Felipe Scolari )
  • Big Sam ( Nickname of football manager Sam Allardyce )
  • Blame game
  • Blood injury
  • Bound hand and foot
  • Brand new ballgame ( A baseball expression meaning when a team that has been behind ties up the game )
  • Bring your A game ( perform to your best ability )
  • Call of Duty ( video game title )
  • Can of corn ( A baseball expression meaning a ball which is easy to catch )
  • Captain America ( Nickname of footballer Claudio Reyna )
  • Captain Marvel ( Nickname of footballer Bryan Robson )
  • Carry the ball
  • Cat and mouse game
  • Chain gang
  • Champagne Tony ( Nickname of American football player Tony Eason )
  • Chopper Harris ( Nickname of footballer Ron Harris )
  • Coffin corner
  • Contact sport
  • Cover Point ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Crazy Legs ( Nickname of American football player Elroy Hirsch )
  • Curve ball ( a difficult proposition - deriving from baseball terminology )
  • Dandy Don ( Nickname of American football player Don Meredith )
  • Deep Extra Cover ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Deep Fine Leg ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Deep Gully ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Deep Mid Wicket ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Deep Point ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Deep Square Leg ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Didn't they do well! ( A catchphrase from Bruce Forsyth In The Generation Game )
  • Different ball game
  • Do you know the piano's on my foot?
  • Don't kick a man when he's down
  • Drop the ball
  • Drunken Ferguson ( Nickname of footballer Duncan Ferguson )
  • Duncan Disorderly ( Nickname of footballer Duncan Ferguson )
  • El Presidente ( Nickname of footballer Clarence Seedorf )
  • End of the ball game
  • Extra Cover ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Fair game
  • Fat Chav ( Nickname of Irish footballer Lee Boylan )
  • Fever pitch
  • First Slip ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Fleet of foot
  • Foot in mouth
  • Foot in the bucket ( A baseball expression meaning to act timidly or cowardly )
  • Foot in the door ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Foot the bill
  • Forward Short Leg ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Fourth Quarter Vince ( Nickname of American football player Vince Young )
  • Fox in the box
  • Fred Ex ( Nickname of American football player Freddie Mitchell )
  • Game bird
  • Game brain
  • Game changer
  • Game of two halves
  • Game on
  • Game over
  • Game plan
  • Game set and match
  • Game time
  • Game to the last
  • Garbage Man ( Nickname of American football player Michael Bradley )
  • Get a kick out of it
  • Get off on the right foot
  • Get off on the wrong foot
  • Get the ball rolling
  • Get your foot in the door
  • Give the game away
  • Golden Balls ( Nickname of footballer David Beckham )
  • Golden Guus ( Nickname of football manager Guus Hiddink )
  • Golden Sombrero ( A baseball expression denoting a player who strikes out four times in a game )
  • Good sport
  • Got game
  • Grand Theft Auto ( video game title )
  • Ground ball ( A baseball expression meaning a prosaic or ordinary accomplishment )
  • Guessing game
  • Have a ball
  • Have the ball at your feet
  • He Hate Me ( Nickname of American football player Rod Smart )
  • Heavy Lunch ( Nickname of American football player Norman Hand )
  • High ball
  • I don't believe it ( A catchphrase from Victor Meldrew, One Foot In The Grave )
  • I'll go to the foot of our stairs
  • I'm game
  • I've come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum
  • Instant replay
  • It's in the game ( EA Sports advertising slogan )
  • It's just a game
  • It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game
  • It's only a game
  • Keep the ball rolling
  • Keep your eye on the ball
  • Kick a man when he's down
  • Kick against
  • Kick against the pricks
  • Kick ass
  • Kick back
  • Kick back and enjoy
  • Kick butt
  • Kick hell out of
  • Kick in
  • Kick in the teeth
  • Kick into overdrive
  • Kick it into the long grass
  • Kick it into touch
  • Kick off
  • Kick off your shoes and enjoy
  • Kick over the traces
  • Kick sand in his face
  • Kick start
  • Kick the bucket
  • Kick the can further down the road
  • Kick the gong around
  • Kick the habit
  • Kick the numbers
  • Kick up a fuss
  • Kick up a stink
  • Kick up the backside
  • Kick up your heels
  • Kick your heels
  • Kick yourself
  • Knock the cover off the ball ( A baseball expression meaning succeed beyond expectation )
  • Late in the game
  • Leg Gully ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Leg Slip ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Lift your game
  • Local derby
  • Long Leg ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Long Off ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Long On ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Long Stop ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Make a pitch
  • Make a pitch for
  • Mario Kart ( video game title )
  • Mexican wave
  • Mid Off ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Mid On ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Mid Wicket ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Monday morning quarterback
  • Mug's game
  • Must win game
  • Never kick a dog when he's down
  • No one likes us, we don't care ( A catchphrase from Millwall football supporters )
  • Numbers game
  • On me 'ead, son
  • On me head son ( Invitation to cross a football so that another player can head it )
  • On the back foot
  • On the ball
  • On the game
  • On the wrong foot
  • One Foot In The Grave ( BBC comedy television series )
  • One foot in the grave
  • Only A Pawn In Their Game ( Bob Dylan song )
  • Only game in town
  • Ooh aah Cantona
  • Pele ( Nickname of Edson Arantes Do Nascimento )
  • Pitch a shutout ( A baseball expression meaning not allowing an opponent any wins )
  • Pitch black
  • Pitch dark
  • Pitch doctor
  • Pitch into
  • Pitch up at
  • Platinum Sombrero ( A baseball expression denoting striking out five times in a game )
  • Play a waiting game
  • Play ball
  • Play the game
  • Play the percentage game
  • Political football
  • Primal Rage ( film and video game )
  • Put a foot wrong
  • Put one foot in front of the other
  • Put your best foot forward
  • Put your foot down
  • Put your foot in it
  • Put your foot in your mouth
  • Put your game face on
  • Queer the pitch
  • Raise your game
  • Route one
  • Run with the ball
  • San Siro Stadium ( tourist attraction in Italy )
  • Score an own goal
  • Second slip ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Set foot in
  • Shell game
  • Shoot yourself in the foot
  • Short Fine Leg ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Short Mid Wicket ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Short Square Leg ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Silly Mid Off ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Silly Mid On ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Silly Point ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Skin in the game
  • Soccer Mom
  • Soccer Mom indicator
  • Sod this for a game of soldiers
  • Sonic the Hedgehog ( video game title )
  • Spot the ball
  • Square Leg ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Squeaky bum time
  • Start the ball rolling
  • Super Mario Brothers ( video game title )
  • Superbowl Sunday
  • Take me out to the ball game
  • Talk a good game
  • Tang, it's a kick in a glass ( Tang advertising slogan )
  • That's the way the ball bounces
  • The Adventure of the Devil's Foot ( Sherlock Holmes story )
  • The All Blacks ( Nickname of the New Zealand Rugby Union team )
  • The Army Game ( BBC comedy television series )
  • The Busby Babes ( Nickname of Manchester United 1950s team )
  • The Crazy Gang ( Nickname of Wimbledon Football Club )
  • The Croatian Cruyf ( Nickname of Luka Modric )
  • The Dowager Queen of the Game Shows ( Nickname of Pat Carroll )
  • The Head Ball Coach ( Nickname of Steve Spurrier )
  • The Kick Inside ( Kate Bush song )
  • The Nou Camp Stadium ( tourist attraction in Spain )
  • The Ol' Ball Coach ( Nickname of Steve Spurrier )
  • The Penalty of Leadership ( Cadillac advertising slogan )
  • The Queen of TV Comedy ( Nickname of comedienne Lucille Ball )
  • The Sims ( video game title )
  • The Special One ( Nickname of football manager Jose Mourinho )
  • The Wizard of Dribble ( Nickname of Sir Stanley Matthews )
  • The ball is in your court
  • The beautiful game
  • The belle of the ball ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • The blame game
  • The boot is on the other foot
  • The cream of Manchester ( Boddington's advertising slogan )
  • The game is afoot
  • The game is up
  • The name game
  • The name of the game
  • The old ball and chain
  • The referee's decision is final
  • The shoe's on the other foot
  • The sound of leather on willow ( sound of the ball on the bat in cricket )
  • The sport of kings
  • The way the ball bounces
  • They think its all over: it is now
  • Third Slip ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Third man ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Trap and ball ( children's ball game )
  • Two can play at that game
  • Two four six eight who do we appreciate ( cheerleader chant )
  • Up your game
  • War game ( a simulation of war intended as preparation )
  • What's your game?
  • When Saturday comes
  • Where's your white stick referee?
  • Who are you? ( Nintendo Game Boy Advance advertising slogan )
  • Whole ball of wax
  • Whole new ball game
  • Wicket Keeper ( field position in the game of cricket )
  • Winning is the mark of the Rebel ( Rebel Sport advertising slogan )
  • Word association football
  • Work the rabbit's foot on
  • You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore
  • You'll never walk alone
  • You're a bastard referee
  • Zero sum game
  • Zigger zagger
  • Zog On The Tyne ( Nickname of Charles N'Zogbia )

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