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Bank robber.

Hard: We were robbed

Hard: We were robbed

Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

This episode is hard so we’re looking at more difficult football phrases and idioms.

Summary

Learn more football vocabulary with Premier Skills English. Each lesson in our Premier Vocabulary section looks at one football word or phrase. This lesson looks at the phrase we were robbed

You can find more lessons on the side of this page.

Transcript

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to Premier Skills English - Premier Vocabulary.

Jack: Hi there! I’m Jack. We’re here to help you with your football English. 

Rich: Remember you can find transcripts for all of our podcasts on the Premier Skills English website.

Jack: Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. 

Rich: We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

Jack: This episode is hard so we’re looking at more difficult football phrases and idioms. These phrases can be used to talk about football but are often useful when talking about other topics.


Rich: The phrase we are looking at in this episode is: we were robbed.

Jack: This phrase has a literal meaning and a non-literal meaning.

Rich: In its most common meaning to rob means to steal money or property from someone or from a place.

Jack: Bank robbers rob banks.

Rich: We were robbed on the bus the other day. I didn’t notice my wallet had gone until I got home.

Jack: But it can also be used in a more abstract way. We can use rob to talk about something important that has been taken away.

Rich: We might talk about people who are robbed of their rights if they are banned from doing certain things.

Jack: In this example of is a dependent preposition. We use it to talk about the thing that has been taken away.

Rich: Election fraud robbed the candidate of victory.


Jack: We often hear football fans saying we were robbed. It’s a bit of a cliche and is probably overused but it’s similar to the last example we gave you.

Rich: When a football fan says we were robbed they are talking about their football team being robbed of victory.

Jack: The fan or the team hasn’t been robbed literally but they feel that their team deserved to win.

Rich: Fans often say they were robbed if the other team scores near the end of the match, if there is a decision that doesn’t go their way or they feel that they were the better team.

Jack: Here’s an example: 

Rich: I can’t believe that penalty was given in the last minute we were robbed.

Jack: A similar idiom is daylight robbery which is normally used when we think something costs far more money than it should.

Rich: But football fans use it to talk about their team deserving much more out of a match.

Jack: I can’t believe we lost that match. It was absolute daylight robbery, to be honest.


Rich: There is the final whistle!

Jack: We’ll be back soon with more Premier Vocabulary from Premier Skills English.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

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Michaelsun
12/03/2022
CN
738
points

Everton was robbed last weekend by Manchester City last weekend.


Michaelsun
12/03/2022 08:15
China
Manchester United
738

Everton was robbed last weekend by Manchester City last weekend.

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Gabriel Amaral
24/05/2021
BR
1512
points

Hahaha...every weekend!


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Gabriel Amaral
24/05/2021 21:44
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

Hahaha...every weekend!

Mekahlla
04/10/2020
MR
35
points

I can blieve that I lost this compitation it was really daylight robbery !


Mekahlla
04/10/2020 18:56
Mauritania
Liverpool
35

I can blieve that I lost this compitation it was really daylight robbery !

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ldzingirai
03/10/2020
ZW
1745
points

The test was unfair. I cannot see any problems with my answers. I was robbed. I should have have got full marks.


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ldzingirai
03/10/2020 06:50
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1745

The test was unfair. I cannot see any problems with my answers. I was robbed. I should have have got full marks.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
03/10/2020
UA
6297
points

Liverpool was robbed in the Kiev Final because of the foul play of Sergio Ramos (with Salah and Karius). This robber wasn't even shown a yellow card! 


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Alex_from_Ukraine
03/10/2020 03:56
Ukraine
Liverpool
6297

Liverpool was robbed in the Kiev Final because of the foul play of Sergio Ramos (with Salah and Karius). This robber wasn't even shown a yellow card! 

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Liubomyr
02/10/2020
UA
4417
points

It was not quite about my team, but the robbery of the season was Bournemouth relegation! Bournemouth had one point less than Aston Villa, but if they had equal points, Bournemouth would stay because of better goal difference. And let's call to mind that goalless draw Aston Villa played against Sheffield United when Sheffield scored a clear goal, but goalline technology was switched-off! And no VAR review as well, because VAR relied on goalline technology (and they didn't know it's not working)!


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Liubomyr
02/10/2020 16:56
Ukraine
Watford
4417

It was not quite about my team, but the robbery of the season was Bournemouth relegation! Bournemouth had one point less than Aston Villa, but if they had equal points, Bournemouth would stay because of better goal difference. And let's call to mind that goalless draw Aston Villa played against Sheffield United when Sheffield scored a clear goal, but goalline technology was switched-off! And no VAR review as well, because VAR relied on goalline technology (and they didn't know it's not working)!

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mobeckham
02/10/2020
TR
6511
points

I think the last time we were robbed was in 2013 last Champions League match for Sir Alex Ferguson and it was against Real Madrid.
We were playing very well but there was a ridiculously harsh decision from the Turkish referee , Cüneyt Çakır , who showed a red card to Nani in a controversional interfere with Arbeloa the defender.
Consequently , Sir Alex was so furious and the players lost their concentration and we lost and knocked-out of the Champions League at that time which was the last game for Sir Alex Ferguson in the Champions League.


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mobeckham
02/10/2020 07:48
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

I think the last time we were robbed was in 2013 last Champions League match for Sir Alex Ferguson and it was against Real Madrid.
We were playing very well but there was a ridiculously harsh decision from the Turkish referee , Cüneyt Çakır , who showed a red card to Nani in a controversional interfere with Arbeloa the defender.
Consequently , Sir Alex was so furious and the players lost their concentration and we lost and knocked-out of the Champions League at that time which was the last game for Sir Alex Ferguson in the Champions League.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
05/10/2020
UA
6297
points

Yesterday Tottenham robbed a whole game from MU, quite unexpectedly. My consolations, bro, just as yours to me on the Villa show. :-)


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Alex_from_Ukraine
05/10/2020 02:20
Ukraine
Liverpool
6297

Yesterday Tottenham robbed a whole game from MU, quite unexpectedly. My consolations, bro, just as yours to me on the Villa show. :-)

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