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English translation: to purposely play in such a way as to cause your own team to score fewer points

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10:03 May 24, 2005
English to English translations [PRO]
Sports / Fitness / Recreation / American Football
English term or phrase: shave the points
A: Why did you shave the points?
B: I told you. For the money.
A: No, no. I mean, come on, give me the real reason.
B: You really want to know, huh? I never gave a shit about football. Or anything else. Only thing I ever cared about is my old man.
Poj
Local time: 12:53
English translation:to purposely play in such a way as to cause your own team to score fewer points
Explanation:
Usually this is done so that someone who bet on the other team would win money from the bookies.

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Note added at 25 mins (2005-05-24 10:29:16 GMT)
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Perhaps his father had always wanted him to play football, and he didn\'t??
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Mikhail Kropotov
Russian Federation
Local time: 08:53
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3 +7to purposely play in such a way as to cause your own team to score fewer points
Mikhail Kropotov


  

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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +7
to purposely play in such a way as to cause your own team to score fewer points


Explanation:
Usually this is done so that someone who bet on the other team would win money from the bookies.

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Note added at 25 mins (2005-05-24 10:29:16 GMT)
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Perhaps his father had always wanted him to play football, and he didn\'t??

Mikhail Kropotov
Russian Federation
Local time: 08:53
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Merit: Where scoring fewer points means the winner didn't "cover the spread" or win by the number of points necessary in order for those who bet on them to win.
9 mins
  -> Yes, a very helpful addition, thank you!

agree  airmailrpl: cause your own team to score fewer points
16 mins
  -> ...on purpose. Thanks!

agree  KathyT
20 mins
  -> Thank you!

agree  Alp Berker
2 hrs
  -> Thank you!

agree  Can Altinbay
5 hrs
  -> Thank you!

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
6 hrs
  -> Thank you!

agree  KNielsen
14 hrs
  -> Thank you!
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