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20 -- 20/20 hindsight
having a better understanding of the way something should have been done after it has already occurred
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Word List: Sports

hotshot

Word List: Sports

someone who likes to show off because he/she is very good in a particular sport

David Beckham will always be known as a hotshot soccer player.

marathon (2)

Word List: Sports

a running race that has a distance of 26 miles and 385 yards (42.195 km)

People come from many countries to run the LA Marathon.

neck ‘n neck (neck and neck)

Word List: Sports

almost even in a race or competition

They were neck ‘n neck throughout the whole cycling race.

shoot some hoops/shoot baskets

Word List: Sports

throw some basketballs in the basket for fun or for practice

Conversation:

Son:  Got time to shoot some hoops. Dad?

Dad:  Sure son ... let me change my clothes, and I'll meet you at the court.

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skateboard bombing

Word List: Sports

a radical style of riding a skateboard downhill reaching up to 50 miles an hour

Skateboard bombing is an extreme form of skateboarding that not many attempt to do.

soccer (not 'football soccer')

Word List: Sports

an outdoor sport that is popular around the world

Some children learn to play soccer when they’re very young.

speedo

Word List: Sports

a bathing suit that was originally designed for swimmers (by Speedo) in order to achieve maximum speeds in their competitions

I love my Speedos.  Besides lookin' cool, they're comfortable, and it's really easy to swim in them.

sports

Word List: Sports

a physical activity that requires skill

My favorite sport is soccer.

touch football

Word List: Sports

a mild form of football where touching replaces tackling (bringing down to the ground)

When I was a kid, we played a lot of touch football.

World Cup

Word List: Sports

a trophy given to the winner of a global competition in a sport, such as football, soccer, tennis, and swimming

I hope my favorite football (soccer) team wins the FIFA World Cup this season!