Gipper

one for the Gipper

An action taken in honor of someone else. The phrase refers to celebrated Notre Dame football player George Gipp ("the Gipper"). Several years after Gipp's death at age 25, Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne urged his team to "win one for the Gipper." I heard your staff really worked hard to meet the last sales goal before you retired—one for the Gipper, I suppose.
See also: Gipper, one

win one for the Gipper

To do something in honor of someone else. This set phrase refers to celebrated Notre Dame football player George Gipp ("the Gipper"). Several years after Gipp's death at age 25, Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne urged his team to "win one for the Gipper." Let's work hard to meet the last sales goal before Jim retires—let's win one for the Gipper!
See also: Gipper, one, win
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The Gipper would give speeches wearing one contact lens so he could focus on the audience with one eye.
On camera, Cantor and his wife froze on their couch; in the edit room, Stahl retorted with a clip of the Gipper himself talking about the need to make compromises in Washington.
As Marx would say, everyone needs to step up to the plate and do their best to win one for the Gipper.
7) get all gushy about "the overflowing of love" for the Gipper, I would offer a difference of opinion.
Palin called the Gipper "one of a kind" in her address at a conference center here.
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