One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that someone does or can do the specified activity with great enthusiasm or tirelessness.‘you eating for England, Barry?’
- ‘I used to be greedy and could eat for England, but the great thing is I lost the weight by eating the same things but just more sensibly.’
- ‘They might only be young, but toddlers can sulk for Britain.’
- ‘There are some people - some of whom I actually know - who could bore for England on the subject of cello strings, but I am not one of them.’
- ‘His natural exuberance - the man could talk for Scotland - played a large factor in his being where he is professionally.’
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