Literally, "English toughness", relating to the traditional tolerance of English referees towards tough defending in one-on-one situations.
- (idiomatic, soccer) The degree of tough defending one must expect or cope with when playing against an English side, or under an English referee.
- (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.