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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  19/JAN/2006 8:27 AM
Assunto:  Doubts

Mrob is 100% correct.  Cricket is where the term began.  The expression is now used to mean something very difficult that has been (can be) achieved.  Just as you hear in Portuguese many soccer related expressions, this cricket expression is heard in English.  Until recently, I had no idea that the term comes from cricket.   


The sport of cricket is British.  Some claim that it is the father of baseball, but there is another British game (I don't recall the name) that is much closer to baseball than cricket.  I think of baseball as a slow game, but cricket can last for days.


Baseball terms:

to make/hit a homerun = to succeed

to make it to first base = to have an initial success that may lead to others

to make it to first/second/third base = expressions with sexual connotations

to strike out = to fail

the home team = colleagues, friends, coworkers

to knock one out of the park = to have a tremendous success

to field = to handle/answer (a question)

And I'm sure that there are many, many more....



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Doubts  –  Deivis  18/JAN/2006, 9:54 AM
Doubts  –  Cris  18/JAN/2006, 10:27 AM
Doubts  –  Rodolfo  18/JAN/2006, 12:08 PM
Doubts  –  Marcio Osorio  20/JAN/2006, 12:04 AM
Doubts  –  Dale/RS  18/JAN/2006, 12:22 PM
Doubts  –  Deivis  18/JAN/2006, 12:48 PM
Doubts  –  mrob  18/JAN/2006, 8:04 PM
Doubts  –  Deivis  18/JAN/2006, 10:26 PM
Doubts  –  Ana M  19/JAN/2006, 6:20 AM
Doubts  –  Deivis  19/JAN/2006, 8:14 AM
 Doubts  –  Dale/RS  19/JAN/2006, 8:27 AM
Doubts  –  Deivis  19/JAN/2006, 10:22 AM
Cricket stuff  –  mrob  20/JAN/2006, 1:57 AM
Cricket stuff  –  José Roberto  20/JAN/2006, 2:35 AM
Cricket stuff  –  mrob  20/JAN/2006, 3:22 AM
Cricket stuff  –  José Roberto  20/JAN/2006, 2:44 PM

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