break (one's) duck

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break (one's) duck

1. In cricket, to score one's first run of an inning, especially after a string of innings during which one has failed to score (one of which is known as a duck). Primarily heard in UK. Their esteemed batsman, having an unusually poor performance today, finally broke his duck midway through the match.
2. In sports, to score or accomplish something for the first time. Refers to cricket, where it means to score one's first run of an inning. Primarily heard in UK. The team's star striker broke her duck just minutes into the game.
See also: break, duck
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NEWMARKET-trainer Michael Bell popped up at Brighton yesterday to see his filly Bouncy Bouncy break her duck at the fourth attempt in the opener.
Leicester Bella Swan, beaten less than a length in a decent Newmarket race on her debut, attempts to break her duck in the Victoria Centre Nottingham Maiden.
At South well, Chris Teague will be disappointed if Frisbee cannot break her duck in the Dine In The Queen Mother Restaurant Maiden Stakes.
The Declan Carroll-trained Yorkshire raider was sent off a well-backed favourite to break her duck in a one-mile contest at Lingfield but found plenty of trouble on the inside.
THE LYME VOLUNTEER has yet to win over fences but her performance when staying on to be third in the Hythe Handicap Chase at Folkestone yesterday suggested she will soon break her duck.
Daisy, having her sixth start in a D4 contest, was made evens to break her duck, but there was hefty support for her debut-making litter-brother at 6-4.
This bitch should be a good price and if she can show her early pace she should get a clear run being the only rails seed in the race and can break her duck.
SAPITA STYLE can finally break her duck in the third race at Shawfield tonight.
Bramley admitted that she had not been expecting to break her duck.
Is fancied to break her duck over this easier six furlongs, having failed to get home over the trip at Yarmouth.
Should break her duck here on the way to better things.