Sports metaphors for the unsporty
January 20, 2013 6:42 PM Subscribe
I came across the phrase "in his/her/my wheelhouse" last year for the first time and was shocked to learn there's an entire genre of writing with its own set of metaphors that I know nothing about. Sportswriting!
posted by spamandkimchi to writing & language (38 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I've tried to collect more metaphors or other descriptive phrases used primarily in sports (for example, "in form"
or "in the paint") but I don't want ones that have crossed into everyday parlance. So leaving out "knock-out" or "home-run" or any other terms that even unathletic non-ESPN readers would know, what turns of phrases are especially beloved of sportswriters and sports fans?