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phrases using football lingo
A major success, an excellent performance
Mieko scored a touchdown when she won the advertising contract for the hotel chain.
Take a break from work to rest or to plan the next step
We need a timeout from this negotiation to rethink our strategy.
Drop the ball
To lose control, to fail to manage a project
Hiroyuki dropped the ball so Kazuo was named manager of the plastics team.
The last chance with the ball before giving it to the opposing team.
Manabu is the one you want to have in charge in the 4th down.
In football, each team has four downs (chances) to move the ball 10 yards (about 9 meters) down the field. If they fail, the other team gets the ball.
To do a poor job. In football, to lose the ball and allow the opponent to take it.
Toru fumbled as leader of the project so he returned to work in the research lab.