Get ready for Cricket World Cup in 2019. The sport of cricket has a vernacular all it's own. Here are some of the popular sayings and idioms that originated here. Hat Trick, googly, LBW, sixer.
Unfair, unsportsmanlike, as in It's not cricket to let him go without notice. This term, in which the sport of cricket is equated with upright behavior, survives in America despite the relative unfamiliarity of the sport there. [Mid-1800s] See also: cricket, not.
See more videos for Idioms On Cricket
2. be cricket – to play fair, to use gentlemanly conduct (usually used in the negative) Example: “The way the CEO treated the Finance Director was not cricket” 3. to hit someone for six – to surprise or shock someone Example: “When Sally told Charles she was leaving him, it hit him for six“ 4.
Unfair, unsportsmanlike, as in It's not cricket to let him go without notice. This term, in which the sport of cricket is equated with upright behavior, survives in America despite the relative unfamiliarity of the sport there. [Mid-1800s]
idioms and expressions from cricket. Many idioms originated from cricket and here is a list of them with pictures and examples. Cards & Gambling. Dancing.
meaning in cricket: You bowl (throw) the ball at the wicket (sticks) if you hit them the batsman must leave the field. 2. To hit for six Meaning: To be deeply shocked or hurt (by someone/thing) Example: When my wife left me it really hit me for six.
a cricket on the hearth. A sign of good health and good fortune. I'm putting this cricket statuette here because a cricket on the hearth is supposed to bring good luck. See also: cricket, hearth, on. Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
20 sports idioms in English. 1. To drop the ball. Origin: Probably baseball, American football or cricket, in which dropping a ball is a serious mistake. When you drop the ball, it means you made a stupid mistake or forgot something really important. In some situations, it also means you have given up before reaching your goal…which is definitely a mistake!