englische Härte



Literally, "English toughness", relating to the traditional tolerance of English referees towards tough defending in one-on-one situations.


englische Härte f (no plural)

  1. (idiomatic, soccer) The degree of tough defending one must expect or cope with when playing against an English side, or under an English referee.
  2. (idiomatic, figuratively) A course of action that may seem unfair, but is considered within the limits of common practices.


  • See the adjective englisch. The noun does not change.

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