Reference Entry

Funny old game

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

Second edition

Published by Chambers Harrap Publishers

Published in print January 2009 |
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199916108

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Football. A journalistic cliché that sometimes omits the ‘old’. It is frequently used by footballers themselves. See also Beautiful game

Reference Entry.  46 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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