kicked to touch

Kicked to touch
Touch is a zone of the playing field in Rugby. Kicked to touch means the ball was put safely out of play. Idiomatic usage usually means a person has deftly avoided an issue in argument.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • Touch (rugby) — Touch is the area outside two touch lines which define the sides of the playing area in a game of Rugby football. As the touch lines are not part of the playing area they are usually included as part of touch.When a ball is kicked into touch , it …   Wikipedia

  • Touch football (American) — Touch football is a version of American football originally developed by the U.S. Navy in the 1940s in which the players tackle the individual carrying the ball only by touching him with one or two hands, based on whether one is playing the one… …   Wikipedia

  • Touch football (rugby league) — Touchis a field game also known as Touch Football (particularly in Australia), Six Down (in South Africa) and Touch Rugby. In games of Touch, which originated from the sport of rugby league, touching an opposing player replaces a tackle, reducing …   Wikipedia

  • touch — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 act of touching sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ delicate, gentle, light, slight ▪ The slightest touch will set off the alarm. PREPOSITION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • touch judge — noun : either of two officials in rugby stationed one on each side of the field who assist the referee in determining when and where the ball goes into touch and when a goal has been kicked * * * touch judge noun (rugby) An official who marks… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick someone/something into touch — Vrb phrs. To reject, discard or finish with someone/something. From the game of Rugby, whereby a ball kicked into touch is out of play. E.g. I m going to kick it into touch after today, and start again tomorrow morning …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • kick something into touch — british phrase to stop discussing an idea, suggestion, problem etc because it is clear that you cannot achieve or solve it That issue has now been kicked into touch. Thesaurus: to stop talking, or to not say anythingsynonym Main entry: kick …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick something into touch — British to stop discussing an idea, suggestion, problem etc because it is clear that you cannot achieve or solve it That issue has now been kicked into touch …   English dictionary

  • List of rugby union terms — Rugby union is a team sport played between two teams of fifteen players. It is known for its rich terminology. This is a general glossary of the terminology used in the sport of rugby union. Where words in a sentence are also defined elsewhere in …   Wikipedia

  • Playing rugby union — A typical passage of rugby union takes the following form. One team will initially gain possession of the ball, either from the kick off, a restart kick or a set piece (scrum and line out, see below). Although the team in possession may choose to …   Wikipedia

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