Join 3,558 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Other terms for "in the zone"
April 16, 2008 11:21 AM   Subscribe

What are some other terms for "in the zone" or "on fire" or "in the groove" (flow) in sports?
posted by arrhn to Writing & Language (27 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
Infuego
posted by curlyelk at 11:23 AM on April 16, 2008


Simply "on" will do.
posted by resurrexit at 11:24 AM on April 16, 2008


Rollin'
posted by Laugh_track at 11:26 AM on April 16, 2008


curly elk means "en fuego"

and how about "feelin' it" ?
posted by gnutron at 11:27 AM on April 16, 2008


focused
on auto
posted by zeoslap at 11:32 AM on April 16, 2008


on a roll
now he's cooking
fired up
posted by chrisamiller at 11:35 AM on April 16, 2008


"hot hand" (basketball)
posted by peep at 11:39 AM on April 16, 2008


ripping it up
posted by Amby72 at 11:42 AM on April 16, 2008


a man among boys
posted by Amby72 at 11:43 AM on April 16, 2008


Brought his A game
posted by Thorzdad at 11:43 AM on April 16, 2008


As cool as the other side of the pillow.

Feelin' it.

Any other number of overdone Sportscenter cliches.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 11:44 AM on April 16, 2008


unconscious
posted by LionIndex at 11:45 AM on April 16, 2008


- cooking; cooking with gas
- jammin'; rocking and rolling
posted by aught at 11:46 AM on April 16, 2008


and don't forget: boom goes the dynamite
posted by gnutron at 11:46 AM on April 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 11:47 AM on April 16, 2008


Putting on a clinic
posted by found missing at 11:55 AM on April 16, 2008


"... and the streets will run red with the blood of his detractors."
posted by lpsguy at 12:00 PM on April 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Mushin
posted by Comrade_robot at 12:07 PM on April 16, 2008


Breaking out the tobasco.
posted by thetenthstory at 12:11 PM on April 16, 2008


dialed in
posted by neilkod at 12:13 PM on April 16, 2008


bringing it
killing it
posted by neilkod at 12:13 PM on April 16, 2008


"on the jazz"

As in, "There's no stopping Hannibal now, he's on the jazz."

Alternatively,

"driving your enemies before you and hearing the lamentation of their women"
posted by stenseng at 12:15 PM on April 16, 2008


Lights out.
posted by Durin's Bane at 12:55 PM on April 16, 2008


Locked in.
posted by letourneau at 2:58 PM on April 16, 2008


Immersed
posted by Gucky at 3:09 PM on April 16, 2008


Boom shaka-laka.

It must be the shoes!
posted by allkindsoftime at 11:17 PM on April 16, 2008


Also, don't forget...

He gets happy-go-jacky on the big white guy like a donkey eating a waffle.
posted by allkindsoftime at 11:27 PM on April 16, 2008


« Older How do you maintain your water...   |  Excel 2007 - Is there a way to... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.