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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"We do a lot of good work to clear our lines but then allow teams back in.
We gave away a soft free-kick and we didn't clear our lines for their third.
Stratford boss Lenny Derby said: "We threw it away with two silly goals when we failed to clear our lines."
Talbot fumed: "We were inviting trouble, the ball kept coming back at us and we didn't clear our lines."