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Tanking

verb metaphor
In tennis, when one is tanking, one is giving up while slapping the ball as hard as they can, resembling a tank’s missiles
 
“I give up, I don’t want to play anymore. All I want to do is hit the ball as hard as I can. I’m tanking it.”
Etymology : verb, metaphor
Source : Junior tennis player – Fall 2011
Last modified: 2 December 2011


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