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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Anyone who has ever played football will know there are times when you need to clear your lines and Carra did that to great effect.
The no-nonsense defender has built up a reputation over the years at Broomfield Park as being the man to turn to when you're looking to clear your lines.