To compliment to pna here are a few to add


--Alan (talk) 15:10, March 22, 2019 (UTC)

--Memphis77 (talk) 13:39, April 16, 2019 (UTC)

Not sure if we should include games of chance references here, but here's a few:


--Alan (talk) 12:16, April 16, 2019 (UTC)


Maybe this is a nitpick, but the things listed here don't really seem to qualify as "parlance". Athletic parlance would be the jargon and slang used among athletes, whereas this page just lists idioms derived from sports. Would something like "sports idioms" maybe be a more accurate title? -- Capricorn (talk) 17:44, October 26, 2017 (UTC)

I was taking my cue from Military parlance, but you could do that. --LauraCC (talk) 17:45, October 26, 2017 (UTC)
I think parlance is okay. A lot of these would've been jargon & slang before they entered the common (as in non-athlete) lexicon as idioms. -- Compvox (talk) 21:46, October 26, 2017 (UTC)
I really think we should probably just rename this sports idioms, as that is all it really is, subject specific terms more or less pulled straight from the idiom page. "Parlance" suggests much more than what is being presented here. --Alan (talk) 15:22, April 10, 2019 (UTC)

Back to square one

This is from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Here is what one source has to say about the origin of this one: "to start again from the beginning, because one has failed or has reached a dead end. The term probably came from a board game such as snakes and ladders or from a street game such as hopscotch, where an unlucky throw of dice or a marker forces the player to begin the course all over again. It was adopted by British sportscasters in the 1930s, when the printed radio program would include a numbered grid of a soccer (football) field to help listeners follow the game broadcasts." (

Should this one be added to the page?--Memphis77 (talk) 21:52, July 15, 2020 (UTC)

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