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meg

meg  n.— «The objective of this game is real simple. Each player will try to “meg” the opponent while trying not to be “megged” themself. A “meg” or “nutmeg” is when a ball is played through...

shoeshine

shoeshine  n.— «Jordan also employs a cut block that Wildcats offensive lineman refer to as the “shoeshine.” That is when the blocker hits the defensive player near the knees to knock him over instead of taking him head-on...

pilo polo

pilo polo  n.— «For more than 10 years, a group has gathered to play pilo (pronounced like pillow) polo on winter holidays. Players are loosely divided into two teams. Each player gets a short plastic mallet with a rubber end. Everyone...

blank-check company

blank-check company  n.— «One niche in which the company already leads are officially called a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation (SPAC). In everyday parlance, they’re known as blank-check companies. What are those? Back in ancient...

hard red card

hard red card  n.— «Nobody drew what’s known as a “hard red” card, which for a player would result in an immediate ejection from the game as well as the next game.» —“Soccer showdown gets ugly” by John...

get fit

get fit  v. phr.— «Freeze had called a running play, around the right end, away from Michael’s side. Michael’s job was simply to take the defender who had been jabbering at him and wall him off. Just keep him away from the ball carrier...