Most Common Sports Idioms in English

Here are 10 common Sports Idioms and phrases in English that will enrich your English vocabulary and make you sound like a native speaker in no time.

Sports Idioms in English

Get the Ball Rolling

  • Do something to begin a process

Against The Run Of Play

  • Atypical of the way a game has been going

Ballpark figure

  • A rough estimate

Throw in the Towel

  • To give up, admit defeat

Take the Gloves Off

  • Negotiate in a more aggressive way

Play ball

  • Cooperate, agree to participate

Hit the Ground Running

  • To begin a job or project with no learning period needed

Heavy Hitter

  • A powerful, influential person

Come Out Swinging

  • Respond to something very aggressively

Ball’s in Your Court

  • It’s your turn to make an offer or decision

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