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The Origin of Words and Phrases: Sports

The Origin of Words and Phrases: Sports

Update: 2023-05-212


The English language is a very odd thing. 

We use many phrases and idioms every day that make no sense if you don’t understand the cultural references behind them.

In particular, we have a large number of idioms that come from the world of sports. Idioms which are often used by people who know nothing about the sport being referenced. 

Learn more about idioms and phrases in the English language that have their origin in sports on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.


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The Origin of Words and Phrases: Sports

The Origin of Words and Phrases: Sports

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