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  1. A Sporting Chance Neil McMahon ABS Challenge Your English Sunday 25th March 2012

  2. A Sporting Chance Let’s set sail: sail overboard ride berth ship wind rope waves bail tack sheet

  3. A Sporting Chance Give that boy a wide _____. He’s bad news. sail overboard ride berth ship wind berth  Don't go _____ on decorations for the party. Let’s set sail: overboard Laura always runs a tight _____. ship He didn't get a good evaluation. It really took the_____ out of his _____. wind The prime minister decided to_____out the scandal. sails ride

  4. A Sporting Chance He _____ through that assignment. sailed sail rope waves bail tack sheet wind You'll soon learn the _____of this job. ropes Let’s set sail: waves Don't make ______ for the boss. She is under pressure. tack Let's take a new _____ to the problem. We aren't getting a solution. The government is ______ out the savings and loan banks sheets He's seven _____ to the _____. Who's the designated driver? bailing wind

  5. A Sporting Chance Baseball

  6. A Sporting Chance  Let's play ball!

  7. A Sporting Chance  Let's play ball! loaded bases the plate a rain check first base a ball park a pitch a curve ball the minor leagues

  8. A Sporting Chance  Let's play ball! loaded bases the plate a rain check first base a ball park a pitch a curve ball the minor leagues

  9. A Sporting Chance He made a good pitch for the party at last night’s dinner.

  10. A Sporting Chance He threw me a curve ball when he asked me about the figures.

  11. A Sporting Chance I need a ball park figure on what it will cost.

  12. A Sporting Chance Go to the big boss; that bloke’s a minor leaguer

  13. A Sporting Chance I wish I could get to first base with her.

  14. A Sporting Chance We sure dropped the ball that time.

  15. A Sporting Chance We need to play hardball this time.

  16. A Sporting Chance Do you mind if we take a rain check on that dinner?

  17. A Sporting Chance Our bases are loaded. We should win hands down.

  18. A Sporting Chance I need to touch base with the missus.

  19. A Sporting Chance We need someone to step up to the plate or we’re done for.

  20. A Sporting Chance It’s just not cricket

  21. A Sporting Chance It’s just not cricket

  22. A Sporting Chance It’s just not cricket 1. To be bowled over meaning: To be astonished, greatly surprised and excited, left speechless. Example: I saw Morrissey live in concert last month and I was bowled over by his performance.

  23. A Sporting Chance It’s just not cricket 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.

  24. A Sporting Chance It’s just not cricket 3. A sticky wicket Meaning: A difficult situation Example: 3. "If she carries on like this she won’t pass the year and will have to repeat", "Yes, she’s really on a sticky wicket."

  25. A Sporting Chance It’s just not cricket 4. It's not cricket Meaning: to play unfairly or against the rules of fair play Example: "In order to get the job he lied about his experience and criticised the other candidates,"“But that’s just not cricket"

  26. A Sporting Chance It’s just not cricket 5. To stump (to be stumped) Meaning: to have no idea, to be confronted by a problem you can't find the solution to. Example: The exam was going well until they asked me a question about the Russian Revolution and I was completely stumped.

  27. A Sporting Chance Play or Pass – Card playing idioms

  28. A Sporting Chance Play or Pass – Card playing idioms have the cards stacked against you when the chips are down follow suit dealt a bad hand come within an ace of

  29. A Sporting Chance the ball is in your court tennis

  30. A Sporting Chance 2. you’re barking up the wrong tree hunting

  31. A Sporting Chance 3. she calls the shots pool / billiards

  32. A Sporting Chance 4. we all chipped in cards

  33. A Sporting Chance 5. it’s going down to the wire horse racing

  34. A Sporting Chance 6. you’ll soon get into the swing of things tennis

  35. A Sporting Chance 7. he’s off the hook fishing

  36. A Sporting Chance 8. they gave us a run for our money horse racing

  37. A Sporting Chance 9. don’t jump the gun track

  38. A Sporting Chance 10. she’s just about keeping her head above water swimming

  39. A Sporting Chance 11. it’s never been a level playing field field sports

  40. A Sporting Chance 12. he might not make the cut golf

  41. A Sporting Chance 13. it’s neck and neck horse racing

  42. A Sporting Chance 14. it’s no sweat off my nose boxing

  43. A Sporting Chance 15. that sounds par for the course golf

  44. A Sporting Chance 16. there’s plenty of other fish in the sea fishing

  45. A Sporting Chance 17. it was a bit of a shot in the dark hunting

  46. A Sporting Chance 18. he’s skating on thin ice if you ask me skating

  47. A Sporting Chance 19. I’m never going to throw in the towel boxing

  48. A Sporting Chance 20. she’ll win hands down, just you wait cards

  49. A Sporting Chance Neil McMahon @mcneilmahon amuseamuses.wordpress.com neil@ih-buenosaires.com Thanks for coming – keep in touch! ABS Challenge Your English Sunday 25th March 2012