hospital pass


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hospital pass

1. In sports, especially rugby, a pass to a teammate who will be heavily tackled as a result. Their scrum half took a devastating blow after that hospital pass from his flanker.
2. A task, project, or case (as in law) that will result in or bring a great amount of criticism upon the person to whom it is assigned. No one likes having to take a case defending the murderer of a child, but every person is entitled to legal representation. I suppose I'll just have to accept that this will be a hospital pass for me.
See also: hospital, pass
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Mark Donnelly gave me a bit of a hospital pass, but I had to go for the ball," said the Red Hands' defender, who was replaced by versatile ace Justin McMahon.
Like Stevenage keeper Chris Day, he was part of a makeshift Spurs side who accepted a hospital pass to play in the 1995 Intertoto Cup, a diplomatic move to preserve English clubs' full quota of places in Europe.
Controversially rested 24 hours earlier, after smearing a record 46-ball hundred on the same ground in his last knock, Buttler could have been forgiven for thinking he was dealt a hospital pass.
We also had El Tel's woefully underrehearsed 11th-hour replacement Dermot O'Leary, who was handed a hospital pass with this gig.
Walker turned the ball over too many times for comfort but in fairness when he was robbed for the Earls try in the first half he was the victim of a James Hook hospital pass.
His passing accuracy of 75% was worse than both Can and Skrtel, however, and his distribution - prone to the odd hospital pass or 50-yard pinger into touch - can be reckless.
18: Baxter sent off after late tackle on Barton who had been slipped a hospital pass by Tudgay.
And the blame for that has to be laid squarely at the doors of I'm A Celeb's bookers who lobbed producers - and Ant and Dec - a real hospital pass of a cast list.
Throwing a hospital pass to the managing director of Club England, Hodgson said: "Adrian Bevington is in charge of taking this matter forward and I am sure we will find a good solution " Now Bevington is an accomplished football administrator, but Hodgson knows there is no good solution.
Just 45 seconds had gone before Kyle Walker fed a hospital pass straight into the path of Kenwyne Jones, but he lost his balance and could only shoot over.
Hughton looked to have been handed a hospital pass in replacing Paul Lambert but the Canaries are ten matches unbeaten following Saturday's 4-3 triumph at Swansea.
He continued: "This is simply a hospital pass by Wiseman to their already beleaguered farmer suppliers.
THERE you go, my son," might not be an unusual shout on Britain's rugby pitches - usually heard as a hospital pass heads on its way - but down at Kings Norton it has a bit more gravitas about it.
He was even blamed on Sky Television for Arsenal's goal - a hospital pass in a key defensive position setting up underpressure Charles N'Zogbia to hurriedly whack the ball straight at Emmanuel Eboue.
There were eight defeats in nine games (last year) - it was a hospital pass.
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