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    i'll try some more now, cricketer's lexicon the dale steyn edition

    bop shami over long on, verb (idiom)

    To spontaneously do something that would have been helpful in the past, well after it would be helpful

    Trent's been doing a lot of extra hours lately but that promotion's been and gone - reckon he's just bopping shami over long on now

    steyn eyes, noun

    A glower, often with a loud scream, given to an offending individual/s after triumph against them

    Everybody sitting in the bingo room felt chills when Mavis brought out the steyn eyes after a close victory, sending off the ladies from down the road with a vociferous glare and howl
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    macgill, verb

    Something impressive and meritorious in it's own right but overshadowed by a similar but better alternative.

    "Oblivion is still a fun game to play, but to be honest, these days it's just a macgill compared to Skyrim."
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    o'keefe, verb

    To emphatically silence one's critics.

    "Everyone was saying that Marlon Brando was past it, but then he o'keefed with his performance in The Godfather."
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    Jayawardene, noun

    When an overseas trip turns into a disaster

    "Danny had been looking forward to his much needed holiday for months, but it turned into a real Jayawardene when he lost his passport and got mugged on day one"

    Mahela, noun
    When you are brilliant at something when you do it at home but are pathetic when you try to repeat it outside

    "Mark aced all his mock A/L papers but he turned into a real a Mahela when he sat the real exams"
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    Shakib, noun

    A colleague who is far more competent and productive than everyone else.

    "Mike's looking for a job elsewhere, I think he's sick of being the office Shakib."

    ~

    afghanistan flag, noun

    A lack of recognition

    "I've got results up to our best ever but not one word of thanks for it. They've been giving me the afghanistan flag all year."
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    Pujara's strike rate, noun

    Something that could be legitimately seen as needing improvement, but is unfairly focused over other, more important issues

    "Whilst it was true that Bob took rather a lot of sick days compared to everyone else, this became a Pujara's strike rate used to divert the blame from the outdated IT systems when the management were trying to determine why profits were falling so drastically."
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    Rabada, verb

    A childish slap that actually hurts

    "Looking at her from a distance not greater than 10 yards, I gestured for her to come sit next to me, which she did and also went as far as to Rabadaed my left cheek--I still feel the rejection even today."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bijed View Post
    Pujara's strike rate, noun

    Something that could be legitimately seen as needing improvement, but is unfairly focused over other, more important issues

    "Whilst it was true that Bob took rather a lot of sick days compared to everyone else, this became a Pujara's strike rate used to divert the blame from the outdated IT systems when the management were trying to determine why profits were falling so drastically."
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    mccullum's fallacy, noun

    The belief that in an event of which there are multiple random chance based outcomes, a run of one outcome appearing repeatedly means that the other is likelier to appear on the next occurrence

    Johnny bet on the red on the roulette wheel because the wheel had come up black five times in a row, meaning surely it had to come up red eventually... when it didn't, Johnny's realised that the assuredness he had was no more than McCullum's Fallacy

    Blocky, noun

    A situation that has inspired regret and distaste for a past involvement or action that was easily avoidable with obvious bad consequences, someone entered in to anyway

    TJ was in quite the blocky after going out in the sun without sunscreen or a hat and unsurprisingly getting burnt, leading him to look like a fool presenting the report to his boss.
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    handscomb, verb

    To cause controversy by the use of one's hand.

    "Anti-Argentinian sentiment was rife in England after Diego Maradona handscombed in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final."

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    kohli, noun

    Hubris, arrogant confidence

    "Bill's normally a pretty quiet guy, but after a few pints he does tend to exhibit some pretty serious kohli, especially if there are women around."

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    Hi everyone,

    Earlier in the thread, I mentioned that I'd like to adapt this thread into a short book as a present for my dad and have now used the online service Lulu.com to create such a thing. However, I appreciate that a large amount of the content that is in the book is not that which I have written. Hence, before I go any further, I have contacted James regarding this and his main concern that the users of this thread were comfortable with this, so please raise any objections to the following here. At this point I would like to make clear that I do not intend or have any desire to make any money from this. With that said, you can view this (currently private) link to the book's Lulu store page (the price of £2.63 represents the production cost of the book so any money hypothetically paid by someone would all go to Lulu.com) and a PDF of the content that would be in the book is attached to this post.

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    bumrah, verb

    to perform effectively in an aesthetically ridiculous manner

    "Don't let the mad scientist hair fool you, Professor Smith bumrahs his way through all his lectures."

    ~

    swann's cat, noun

    a spurious excuse

    "First year students will always give you some rubbish swann's cat about why their essay hasn't been done."

    ~

    Bijed, noun

    A questionable project undertaken with admirable diligence

    'Geoff's spent so long on building a shed entirely out of Lego, it's turning into a bit of a Bijed'

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    breaking the fourth wall a bit by going from cricketers lexicon to cricketwebber's lexicon there

    although tbf slim shady did it first
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