one for the Gipper

one for the Gipper

An action taken in honor of someone else. The phrase refers to celebrated Notre Dame football player George Gipp ("the Gipper"). Several years after Gipp's death at age 25, Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne urged his team to "win one for the Gipper." I heard your staff really worked hard to meet the last sales goal before you retired—one for the Gipper, I suppose.
See also: Gipper, one
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Reagan played George Gipp and rallied the troops by announcing, "Win one for the Gipper.
AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA there was not what was sort of made out as kind of this Hollywood-esque thing that at the last minute Beau grabbed my hand and said, 'Dad, you've got to run, like, win one for the Gipper.
Whenever football coaching legend Lou Holtz's team was the underdog, he wouldn't implore his players to "give it all you've got," or "win one for the Gipper.
In spite of that lingering question, however, Reagan's Mythical America will prove to be a classic for Reagan scholars; it certainly wins one for the Gipper.
This is not, 'Win one for the Gipper,' " Aliotti said.
As Marx would say, everyone needs to step up to the plate and do their best to win one for the Gipper.
SOME British golf hacks were wondering if they heard right when an American journalist asked US captain Corey Pavin which one of his players were likely to go out with the attitude of, 'Let's win one for the Gipper.
Wargin is the author of The Legend of Sleeping Bear Win One for the Gipper and The Legend of the Loon which won the International Reading Association Children's Choice Award.
In the 1940 film, Knute Rockne, All American, which film star delivered the line: "Win one for the Gipper.
As the Omni Shoreham's staff disassembled the exhibit hall, the young Republicans repaired to Capitol Hill for the last party of the weekend, Reaganpalooza, where organizers urged everyone to "Drink one for the Gipper.
Schweiger said he's heard the famous Notre Dame saying, ``Win one for the Gipper.
Publicly slaughtering them, as he did here, might not be the best way to get them to go out and win one for the gipper when they take on Hearts tomorrow night.
Knute Rockne, of course, produced that familiar catchphrase from the Reagan White House years about winning one for the Gipper.
In Knute Rockne, All-American, he whispered famously, "Sometime when the team is up against it, and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go out there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper.
initiated his support for the dime act in a "Dear Colleague" letter, "Win One for the Gipper," that excoriated the CBS program as "vile.