May 31st, 2014 in Expressions
Here is a list of sports related idioms.
Down to the Wire
This idiom is related to horse riding. It is used to refer to a tense situation whose outcome cannot be predicted until the last few months.
Jumping the Gun
This idiom is related to running or racing. To jump the gun is to start too soon.
Old One-Two – The
This idiom is related to boxing. It is used to suggest the need to be watchful.
On the Ropes
This is another idiom related to boxing. To be on the ropes is to be in a hopeless situation.
Par for the Course
This idiom is related to golf.
If something is par for the course, it is natural or common.
Right Off the Bat
This idiom is related to baseball. If something is off the bat, it is done in a hurry, without delay.
Roll with the Punches
This is another idiom related to boxing. To roll with the punches is to tolerate the unexpected and unfortunate events you have to encounter from time to time.
Swinging for the Fences
This is an idiom related to baseball. When you are swinging for the fences, you dedicate all that you have for a cause.
There’s No I in Team
This is another sports related idiom. It means that if you really want to achieve something, you have to work together with others.
Throw In the Towel
Another idiom related to boxing. To throw in the towel is to surrender.