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What are some sports-related expressions, adages, sayings or proverbs that are also used in non-sports contexts? ~

Examples:
Par for the course.
He shoots, he scores!
Take your turn at bat.

Posted - July 18

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  • 18392
    Step up to the plate.
      July 18, 2021 12:59 PM MDT
    3

  • 7173
    Take a time out. 
    Sit in the penalty box.
    Foul on the play.


      July 18, 2021 1:29 PM MDT
    3

  • 44227

     

      Wait, you’re subliminally directing all of those to me, right?  Grrrrrrr.


    ~

      July 18, 2021 1:38 PM MDT
    2

  • 7173
    Ha! 

    Subconsciously, at least, I'm sure!


      July 18, 2021 1:53 PM MDT
    2

  • 12906
    Hit for six.
    Runs on the board.
      July 18, 2021 4:06 PM MDT
    2

  • 37907
    So you want to play hardball, eh?
    He really threw me a curve ball.
    It's a slam dunk.
    Three strikes, you're out.
    Made it to third base.
      July 18, 2021 4:09 PM MDT
    2

  • 7173
    Batting a thousand. 
      July 18, 2021 5:10 PM MDT
    2

  • 3219
    Play a straight bat.

    An own-goal.

    Stumped.

    Team-player
      July 22, 2021 3:42 PM MDT
    2