SOME EXPRESSIONS USED IN SPORTS
1. To choke – to be suddenly unable to do something, due to pressure and stress.
I spent hours preparing my presentation but when I got in front of the executives I choked.
2. To drop the ball – to fail to complete one’s responsibilities
You were expect to water my plants while I was way on my vacation but you didn’t. You really dropped the ball.
3. A good sport – an agreeable person
My dad is such a good sport. Whenever my nephew asks him to play with him he says yes.
4. To play by the rules – to conduct yourself ethically
At every company you work, you have to play by the rules.
5. To start the ball rolling – to begin something
We have a lot to do so we’d better start the ball rolling.
6. Team player – a person who works well with others
In order to get ahead in life you have to be cooperative and learn to be a teamplayer.
7. Ballpark – approximate
Can you give me a ballpark price on what a new compact car costs?
8. To be batting a thousand – to be extremely successful
Mike could never get a date but now that he’s working out he’s been batting a thousand.
9. To roll with the punches – to accept something unpleasant without fighting back
We all know the boss is mean to everyone but we have to roll with the punches, after all he’s retiring in two weeks.
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