Sports Idioms | Top 10 Most Popular Sports Idioms in English

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

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Sports Idioms in English

List of Idioms about Sports

  • Get the Ball Rolling
  • Against The Run Of Play
  • Ballpark figure
  • Throw in the Towel
  • Take the Gloves Off
  • Play ball
  • Hit the Ground Running
  • Heavy Hitter
  • Come Out Swinging
  • Ball’s in Your Court

Sports Idioms with Meaning

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

Ball’s in Your Court

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

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