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Basketball Idioms Every Language Lover Should Know

Basketball Idioms Every Language Lover Should Know

At the end of every March, the United States is consumed by enthusiasm for the popular March Madness university basketball tournament. Sports contribute numerous idiomatic phrases to the English language. Basketball is no different. Whether you are talking with friends or in a business meeting, these basketball idioms will help you participate in the basketball culture of March Madness and add some variety to your speech year-round.

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a-jump-ball

a-slam-dunk!

buzzer-beater

full-court

giphy-the-ball

What other sports idioms do you know? Which ones are confusing for you?

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