giant-killing


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giant-killing

n
the unexpected defeat of a sportsman, sportswoman, or sports team by an apparently inferior opponent
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giant-killing

[ˈdʒaɪəntˌkɪlɪŋ] ADJ (Sport) Scarborough's giant-killing act against Chelseala hazaña de Scarborough de ser el David que venció al Goliat Chelsea
Spain's giant-killing French Open championel matagigantes español, campeón en el Open francés
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Huzaifa fresh from his excellent run as he had beaten top seed Ahmed Zyaan in the Tajamul Abbas international tournament, continued his sensational giant-killing from and staged highly upset 6-2 and 6-3 victory against Abdaal.
It was a case of what might have been in the 3pm kick-offs as the four Premier League clubs in action all saw off threats of a giant-killing.
IT was a case of what might have been as eight Premier League clubs all saw off threats of a giant-killing in the FA Cup third round.
Neal Ardley (above) will hope to create another piece of giant-killing cup history.
Last season's semi-finalists Sheffield United, who also reached that stage twice in the 1990s, will look to avoid becoming giant-killing victims when they host Plymouth while League One Preston hope to avoid the same fate against Shrewsbury.
According to Sport 24, Kvitova ended the giant-killing run of Barbora Zahlavova Strycova with a 6-1, 7-5 victory on Tuesday.
Sheffield United were thumped 3-0 by fellow League One strugglers Crewe on Saturday - but hit the capital confident of another giant-killing after winning at Aston Villa in the previous round.
MIDFIELDER Leon Osman knows Everton's trip to Stevenage is being viewed as a potential FA Cup upset but he believes the Toffees are professional enough to avoid a giant-killing.
THERE was just one giant-killing act in the Archbishop's Shield as C.
And talking of giant-killing, the FA Cup kicked off last week and my local team Harrogate Town had their own major upset with a win at League II Torquay.
The players should feel the atmosphere when they arrive at the ground as the opposition can smell a giant-killing so we must be professional.
PAOLO DI CANIO is confident Swindon will continue their giant-killing exploits when they take on npower Championship side Leicester in the FA Cup fourth round.