Rub of the green

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Related to Rub of the green: green around the gills
(Golf) anything happening to a ball in motion, such as its being deflected or stopped by any agency outside the match, or by the fore caddie.

See also: Rub

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I'VE always adhered to that saying you make your own luck but Shamrock Rovers haven't been getting the rub of the green in a number of big games this season.
WEMBLEY'S PRIMED FOR UNLIKELY HERO I SEE little evidence that Chelsea are 'not putting it all in' for Maurizio Sarri, the former genius - but they could certainly use some rub of the green.
We've not been having the rub of the green and it's one of those seasons were there are a lot of things going against us - decisions haven't gone our way and again for Watford's goal it probably wasn't a corner - but at the same time we're not helping ourselves with the way we're playing.
A DISALLOWED try, yellow and red cards and agonising missed kicks - the rub of the green remains far from the grasp of Broadstreet RFC.
WREXHAM made it back-to-back wins in the National League with a 1-0 win at Boreham Wood, with manager Dean Keates believing his side are finally starting to get "a little rub of the green".
THORNABY Village Bowling Club got the rub of the green from a funeral firm, after it gifted the group with some new equipment.
Barry Wilson insisted Elgin never got the rub of the green after Paul Watson's speculative strike won it for Montrose.
RUB OF THE GREEN: The crashed plane at Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport yesterday.
The 37-year-old said: "We've had a rough ride in the last couple of weeks and not got the rub of the green so it's great to get back-to-back home wins.
Michael Dods' four-year-old has admittedly struggled this season, but he is a reasonable sprinter if he gets the rub of the green and is now 15lb lower than when last victorious in 2011.
The Blackburn striker is looking forward to a new era under Strachan which starts with a friendly against Estonia at Pittodrie tomorrow night where he hopes the Scots start to enjoy a rub of the green.
The chop-tackling flanker admits they have had the rub of the green on occasions during their Six Nations Championship campaign.