googly

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googly

(ˈɡuːɡlɪ)
n, pl -lies
(Cricket) cricket an off break bowled with a leg break action
[C20: Australian, of unknown origin]
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Noun1.googly - a cricket ball bowled as if to break one way that actually breaks in the opposite way
bowling - (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman
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Translations

googly

n (Cricket) → gedrehter Ball
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I wasn't planning to have any more, but there will certainly be no fourth Clavane child after the Sri Lankan's googly caught me in the, er, googlies.
However, as a Frenchman currently 'residing' in America, Dom's got very little chance of understanding cricket - although at least he now knows that you should never get your googlies and your maidens mixed up.