against the run of play

EnglishEdit

Prepositional phraseEdit

against the run of play

  1. (idiomatic) Contrary to the flow of the game.
    • 2011 January 8, Chris Bevan, “Arsenal 1 - 1 Leeds”, BBC:
      The Gunners dominated for long periods but, against the run of play, Denilson fouled Max Gradel and Robert Snodgrass put Leeds ahead from the spot.
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