free\ ball

noun
A ball in football that is in play, that is not in the possession of anyone, that is not a legally thrown forward pass, and that belongs to the first team which can grab it.

A Notre Dame player fell on a free ball and recovered it for his team.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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