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Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

A purchase contract and a sales contract that cancel each other out.

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Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 22 words.

meet your match encounter your equal in strength or ability.

mix and match: see mix.

the whole shooting match:

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match

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Game, set, and match complete victory (as in tennis, when the final point wins the game, the set, and thus the match).

man of the match the team player who has given the most...

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 25 words.

attach, batch, catch, crosshatch, detach, hatch, latch, match, mismatch, natch, outmatch, patch, scratch, snatch, thatch • Lukács •

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 25 words.

attach, batch, catch, crosshatch, detach, hatch, latch, match, mismatch, natch, outmatch, patch, scratch, snatch, thatch • Lukács •

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Match

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 22 words.

GB frequency 1881: 15 • Main GB location 1881: London

English: see Mach (1).

Match, 1881 frequency.

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Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 49 words.

game, set, and match complete victory (as in tennis, when the final point wins the game, the set, and thus

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Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 89 words.

[OE]

Match in the sense ‘be the same as’ comes from an Old English word meaning ‘mate, companion’ which probably

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Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

1 Equalizing assets and liabilities or long and short positions by time or currency (cf. asset-liability management; assets repriced before liabilities; flat; matched book)....

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Lucifer match

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 72 words.

A match. The friction match was invented by John Walker (c.1781–1859) in 1826 and at first called

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match fixing

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

This is the corrupt practise of manipulating the scores, statistics, or final results of a sporting match, race, or other event. Americans refer to it as ‘tanking’ a match. The ...

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