between the sticks

between the sticks

Playing the position of goalkeeper. Primarily heard in UK. It should be a great game—I hear the new goalie is a demon between the sticks. Remember, when you're between the sticks, you are the last line of defense!
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between the sticks

playing as a goalkeeper. British informal
See also: between, stick
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Tighten the string between the sticks by winding the tail of the string around each of the joints between the sticks.
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