body English

a twisting of the body by a player as if to help a ball already hit, rolled, or kicked to travel in the desired direction.
[1905-10]

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  • body English — {n.}, {informal} The wishful attempt to make a ball move in the right direction after it has been hit or let go, by twisting the body in the desired direction. * /He tried to help the putt fall by using body English./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • body English — {n.}, {informal} The wishful attempt to make a ball move in the right direction after it has been hit or let go, by twisting the body in the desired direction. * /He tried to help the putt fall by using body English./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • body\ English — noun informal the wishful attempt to make a ball move in the right direction after it has been hit or let go, by twisting the body in the desired direction. He tried to help the putt fall by using body English …   Словарь американских идиом

  • body English — noun a motion of the body by a player as if to make an object already propelled go in the desired direction • Hypernyms: ↑motion, ↑movement, ↑move, ↑motility …   Useful english dictionary

  • body English — noun N. Amer. 1》 a follow through motion after throwing a ball. [from English (in sense 2).] 2》 another term for body language …   English new terms dictionary

  • body English — noun A body motion made to coax an object already propelled go in a desired direction. For example, a nervous leaning or twisting movement while playing sports such as golf or bowling, to …   Wiktionary

  • body English — bod′y Eng lish n. spo a twisting of the body by a player as if to help a ball hit, thrown, etc., to travel in the desired direction • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • body English — noun Date: 1908 bodily motions made in a usually unconscious effort to influence the progress of a propelled object (as a ball) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • body search — body searches, body searching, body searched also body search VERB If a person is body searched, someone such as a police officer searches them while they remain clothed. Compare strip search. [be V ed] Foreign journalists were body searched by… …   English dictionary

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