On the pitch. But is it baseball or cricket? Photo by Herbert Dazo/pixelio.de
Many idioms in English come from the world of sports, perhaps because so many people feel very strongly about winning and losing and sticking to fair play on the pitch. In the English speaking world, cricket and baseball are among the most fiercely loved spectator sports, even if they are sometimes very difficult to explain to the rest of the world. In fact, though the two sports are very similar, fans of baseball don't always understand the language of cricket, and fans of cricket don't always understand the language of baseball. Why? Because baseball is from the US and cricket is from the UK.
You will hear these popular idioms everywhere: around the office, in the family or down at the pub. In this exercise, complete the expressions and find out more about what they mean and the sport they come from.
Good exercise! However I should be familiar with the rules of these two games.
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