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Unformatted text preview: s named for the story of a messenger’s long run in 490 B.C. from the Battle of Marathon to Athens. The dance marathon lasted more than 24 hours, until the dancers collapsed in exhaustion. 9. offsides. To be illegally beyond an allowed line or area or ahead of the ball in football or soccer. The candidate’s campaign was offsides when it accused her opponent of foul play. 10. out of left ﬁeld. In baseball, left ﬁeld is the area in the outﬁeld to the left of a person standing at home plate while facing the pitcher’s mound. When we describe someone or something as coming out of left ﬁeld, we mean that the person is acting odd or strange, or the event is happening without warning. 11. three strikes. In baseball, a batter strikes out when he or she has struck at or failed to hit three good balls. In legal terms, some laws demand severe punishment after someone has been convicted of three crimes. The drug dealer, convicted for the third time, was sentenced to 95 years in prison under the three strikes law. 12. time-out. In sports, a brief interruption in play...
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