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house

verb;
To score a touchdown, i.e. to take the ball to the house The original expression evolved around 2002, and was originally “take it to the house.” That got to be a mouthful, so sportscasters began saying “house” as a verb for short.
 
After picking off Steve McNair’s pass, Aaron Glenn had one thing on his mind - housing the ball and leaping into the crowd to celebrate with the Texans’ fans.)
Etymology : metonomy
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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