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Hello, my name's Rich, and welcome to premier schools, English premier vocabulary. Hi there, I'm Jack. We're here to help you with your football. English Premier Vocabulary is a mini podcast for you to learn football, English, one word at a time. We have three different levels for you. Easy, medium and hard. This episode is hard, so we're looking at more difficult football phrases and idioms.


The phrase we're looking at in this episode is take one for the team, we're going to look at how this idiom is used on the football pitch and outside of football. It has the same meaning in both contexts. But we'll give you a couple of different examples.


OK, so to take one for the team is an informal phrase that basically means to do something unpleasant or give up something that's important to you for the benefit of friends or colleagues. Way of thinking about football. The phrase is often used by commentators. I can think of one example that I hear quite frequently. What's that then? Well, when you see a tactical foul on the pitch, you mean a deliberate foul? OK, a deliberate foul, but a tactical foul has a more positive meaning, and the commentator often uses the phrase in a positive way because he or she thinks it was the logical thing to do.


What you mean? Well, sometimes the only way to stop a dangerous attack is by fouling an opponent and the referee will show a yellow or even a red card.


Yes, it's something unpleasant for the player, but it benefits at the team because it stopped a possible goal. So the player takes one for the team's.


The phrase can be used more generally to let's imagine a few situations, right?


There are five friends and only four spaces in the car. They have to go to training and it's raining. All right. All right. I'll take one for the team. I'll get the bus, OK?


There's lots of work to do in the office, but there's a party that everyone's going to. It's all right. I'll take one for the team. I'll finish up here and catch you up at the party later. One final one.


There are three tickets for the Liverpool Manchester United match.


No way you can take one for the team for a change.


There's the final whistle. We'll be back soon with more premier vocabulary from Premier Skills. English bye for now and enjoy your football.