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English translation: bowling overarm

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22:21 May 28, 2003
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: bowling over arm
The branches grew over and the apples would fall in our garden and they didn’t mind if we collected them. And I’d be bending over all of a sudden, thwack, back of my head ahh, I’d look round Dad, BOWLING OVER ARM, now you imagine how difficult that is, every one hit, thwack, thwack, thwack. I’m useless at cricket, I was always afraid of the ball.
lim0nka
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:57
English translation:bowling overarm
Explanation:
Projecting a ball (apple, in your case) as in the game of cricket, with a circular action of the arm, keeping it straight as it passes above the shoulder and releasing the ball as or just after it passes the highest point.
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David Sirett
Local time: 01:57
Grading comment
Thank you very much! :)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +12
bowling overarm


Explanation:
Projecting a ball (apple, in your case) as in the game of cricket, with a circular action of the arm, keeping it straight as it passes above the shoulder and releasing the ball as or just after it passes the highest point.

David Sirett
Local time: 01:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 301
Grading comment
Thank you very much! :)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  edlih_be
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agree  Rowan Morrell
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agree  DGK T-I
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agree  xxxIno66
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agree  Marie Scarano
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agree  Bin Zhang
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agree  xxxasusisu: the opposite of bowling underarm (like children do)
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agree  jerrie
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agree  David Moore: excellent explanation
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