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worm

worm  n.— «In one-day cricket parlance, the services “worm” in Figure 1, which had till then hugged the industry “worm”, surges up and away after 1996/97.» —“Shankar Acharya: If Growth were Slower…?” by Shankar...

cricket diplomacy

cricket diplomacy  n.— «He said the U.S. leader probably will praise what’s called “cricket diplomacy”—in which teams from the two countries compete on the field—as helping ease political tensions.» —“South Asia: Nukes And...

slobber-knock

slobber-knock  n.— «If you doubt that statement, toss a cricket or grasshopper on the surface of a pond and see how long it takes something to slobber-knock it.» —“Despite Recent Missed Chances, Fishing Heats Up As Weather...

bunny

bunny  n.— «“Captain Ricky Ponting has turned a searing spotlight on faltering England captain Michael Vaughan by announcing Australia’s intention to make him Glenn McGrath’s next bunny,” the paper said. A ‘bunny’ in cricket parlance...

Minister of Wine and Cheese

Minister of Wine and Cheese  n.— «Often referred to as the Minister of Wine and Cheese, Mr Hunt boasts an undisguised love of cricket and formal functions. He is currently in Los Angeles on holiday.» —“Order! Speaker gets top...

chirping

chirping  n.— «There has always been banter—”chirping” as they call it—on the cricket field, but the past decade has seen it elevated to a calculated science as, for example, Steve Waugh and his side pursued what the Australian...

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