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have had a good innings

To have experienced a long stretch of success in one's job. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I love my job, and I've certainly had a good innings, but it's time for me to retire now.
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a good innings

A long stretch of success in one's job. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I love my job, and I've certainly had a good innings, but it's time for me to retire now.
See also: good, inning

have had a good innings

mainly BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
1. You can say that someone has had a good innings when they have just stopped doing something or are just about to stop doing something, for example a job, that they have been doing successfully for a long time. Note: An innings is a period in a game of cricket during which a particular team or player is batting. Roy, you've had a good innings — I reckon it's now time for you to pack up Formula 1.
2. When someone has just died or is about to die, if you say that they have had a good innings, you mean that they have lived for a long time and have had a good life. Note: An innings is a period in a game of cricket during which a particular team or player is batting. Lord knows, I've had a good innings and I'm in pain, Hannah. I want to go.
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have had a good innings

have had a long and fulfilling life or career. British informal
In cricket, an innings is the period that a team or batsman spends batting, and a good innings is one during which a lot of runs are scored.
2002 Oldie He keeps dropping heavy hints when he visits: he…said the other evening I have had a good innings (I am 86).
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a good ˈinnings

(British English, informal) used about somebody who has died or who is at the end of their life or career to say that they have had a long life or career: He’s had a good innings but now it’s time for him to retire and let someone younger take over as director.
In cricket, an innings is the period of time that a team or a person spends batting (= hitting the ball). A good innings is one that lasts a long time and in which a lot of ‘runs’ (= points) are scored.
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Central A&M opened up an early lead in the first inning when Lowger tripled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
Arizona closed out the series win with Kelly's homer off John Means (8-6) in the fourth inning, a bounce-back performance by Clarke (3-3) and a little late-inning drama.
The longest by innings took place at Braves Field on May 1, 1920, when darkness stalled a 1-1 tie between the Brooklyn Robins and Boston Braves after 26 innings.
Zach Britton relieved Sabathia to start the fourth inning of Game 4.
Ryu blanked the San Diego Padres over six impressive innings, allowing four hits while striking out eight at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday (local time).
Jose Paulino allowed one hit in six scoreless innings before Mark Malave pitched the seventh inning.
The Bravehearts picked up a run in the ninth inning off reliever Patrick Nicholson as Dylan Harris doubled with two out to deliver Ian Strom, who had singled.
In the top of the third inning, the Mets got a runner into scoring position in an unconventional way.
Similarly, Larry Gardner compiled a run of 2,753 consecutive innings from 1918 to 1920, but if he hadn't been replaced by a pinch runner in the ninth inning on August 26, 1920, he would have had a streak of 4,032 innings.
Miura (4-1), who struck out one in a 112-pitch outing, walked two batters in the first inning but had a no-hitter intact through the eighth before allowing a leadoff single to pinch-hitter Shinjiro Hiyama in the final inning at Yokohama Stadium.
Ichiro Suzuki staked the Mariners to a 1-0 first inning, however the Red Sox responded with a run by Dustin Pedroia, also in the first inning and Jacoby Ellsbury s solo home run in the third inning gave Boston a 2-1 lead.
The four-run fifth inning gave Rakuten a 5-1 lead before Ryuji Miyade added a pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth at Seibu Dome.
The coaching staff will predetermine time between pitches and between innings. We start off relatively easy, as the players get used to the game and try to work down to where you are giving 10 seconds after a hit or out for the next pitch and 30 seconds between innings.
Greenville fired up the offense in the first inning. #31 drove in one when he doubled.
He can probably pitch an effective inning in Game 7.