Killers in the box? Is this an idiom or something? What does it really mean? It's a soccer coach complimenting the offence of their team's rival. I didn't know its meaning could be so dependent on context. Could you also post some common usages in which the meanings are quite different from this one? Many thanks.
Feb 21, 2017 2:38 AM
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I'm American - I know nothing about soccer. But in sports, generally, saying that someone is a "killer" or that another team are "killers" means that that player is very aggressive while they're playing *and* they win. You would often modify "killers" by specifying a part of the field where they really play hard ("they're killers in the end zone") or specifying a part of the game ("she was a killer in the fourth quarter") or a specific strategy of play ("they killed us with the triangle offense"). Unfortunately, I don't know what "in the box" is for soccer (again, American :) )- it seems like it could be part of the field or it could be a style of play. Either way, it sounds like that team is very, very, very good at playing soccer. The reason that people were asking for context is that "killers in the box" could have referred to someone/something literally killing someone else in a box.
February 21, 2017
It would depend on the sport......in soccer it could mean that they are great scorers or defenders in the goal area.......
February 21, 2017
It's a coach commenting on their team's rival. Tks.
February 21, 2017
It's hard to say without knowing the context. How was it used when you heard/read it?
February 21, 2017
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