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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TWO weeks into the juniors season and I'm still waiting to break my duck.
I didn't break my duck until my third game, and then I went on a run.
It would be nice to break my duck next Sunday but it doesn't matter who it comes against.
He said: "It's great to break my duck for Glentoran.
That puts the 25-year-old left-hander fourth on the all-time ranking title list, but he said: "The Regal Masters is a fantastic tournament and I want to break my duck - it's about time.
The former Leicester striker said: "It's been the worst spell of my career and it's nice to break my duck.