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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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.
As the days in the hospital pass, Collette begins acting out and ends up turning to her boyfriend for love and comfort.
It was something of a hospital pass when it came to the negotiating position," Britain's new Chancellor, George Osborne, admitted after the talks.
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.
There were eight defeats in nine games (last year) - it was a hospital pass.
What a hospital pass for Conservatives; what a gift for Labour.
Infantino was elected in February but it could still prove to be a hospital pass if the Swiss-Italian fails to bring the 209 existing members of the so-called football family along with him.
Paul Middleman, who leads Mercers Public Sector Actuarial & Benefits team commented: This may well be a hospital pass for LGPS employers if HM Treasury decides that they should shoulder the cost.
We also had El Tel's woefully underrehearsed 11th-hour replacement Dermot O'Leary, who was handed a hospital pass with this gig.
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.
And, while I fear sounding like newly ensconced QPR boss getting my excuses in early, this week's game looks like another hospital pass for us to try and make up for that 29-point loss.
WINNING the 2010 Election was always going to be a hospital pass, and the Conservative Party's ratings have got steadily worse.
Manchester United right-back Rafael's hospital pass was intercepted by Javier Aquino and the ball broke for Peralta to race goalward unchallenged and fire home.
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.
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