July 3, 2006

make a career out of doing something

Posted in verb at 11:08 am by Feng

make a career out of doing something — to choose something to be one’s career

The world-cup quarter-final match played between England and Portugal last weekend will be remembered by all England fans. Though England finally lost out in the penalty shoot-out — as if under jinx, they had never won any shoot-out in big games — the players had presented their best performance on the stage (except Wayne Rooney, maybe). Alexandre Ricardo, the Portugal goalkeeper, is meant to be the England team’s nemesis — his unbelievable saves had ruthlessly thrashed the England’s hope of crowning championship in this world-cup, as well as in the Euro 2004. After this legendary goalie blocked three penalty shoots during the shoot-out, being the first player who had done so in the world-cup history, the English commentator said in despair: “He makes a career out of doing this.”


1 Comment »

  1. ginger said,

    tell me something now! i am 60 years old.

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