n.— «Liverpool fans supporting their team in the European Cup would travel to towns in Italy, Spain, Belgium or Switzerland and pick up classy Euro sportswear as trinkets. Trainers, ski wear, track suits were all lifted from quiet backwater sports shops. The practice was known as “steaming”—there wasn’t much a shopkeeper could do against 400 tourists piling into his shop and, locust-like, denuding it of luxurious tops.» —“Casual dress essential” by Jason Solomons Observer (U.K.) Aug. 14, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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