clear (one's) lines

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clear (one's) lines

In rugby and soccer, to kick the ball from or near one's own goal line far up the field. Though their opponents have been bringing continuous offensive pressure, the home team's defense has been there each time to clear their lines.
See also: clear, line
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You played in midfield or in attack On the left or the right or at the back You scored with both feet your chest and your head When others came knocking, you stayed a red Master of the pass, wizard of free kicks I'm sure you would have dazzled between the sticks A fox in the box, then just in time You'd get back to clear the lines I'd like to thank you Stevie G For all the pleasure you've given to me In pastures new you're about to play But you'll be back come what may Anfield will always reserve your throne You know you'll never walk alone Phil Wood, Wallasey
Josh Cooke denied Branagan his hat trick soon after with a well-timed sliding tackle, but Emley were unable to clear the lines and former Emley man Mark Stuart curled home a brilliant strike from the edge of the box.
Over the last several months the company has attempted to clear the lines by injecting chemical paraffin solvents into the flow lines.
Furthermore, the yearly cycle enables the Department to trim trees only as much as needed to clear the lines for that year.
Furthermore, going to the yearly cycle enabled the Department to trim trees only as much as needed to clear the lines for that year.
The object of The Next Tetris(TM) is to clear the lines at the bottom of the playfield by arranging the falling blocks to fill in a horizontal line.