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1informal term for football (sense 1)
- ‘The ever-increasing number of women who have given up footy and switched to the far more attractive sport of diving is reflected in today's diving slogans.’
- ‘Workers from the post office, the local types who've been drinking there for as long as they can remember and the ordinary everyday man in the street who enjoys a quiet drink or a night of Big Screen footy.’
- ‘Post exam week tension is beginning to go away, but not the muscular pain from footy, and work is starting to pile up again.’
- ‘Just back from playing footy for what must have been the first time in around a year - and boy do I feel it.’
- ‘They may have beaten us at footy but they can't even make a peach flavoured boiled sweet.’
- ‘You need to book some time off and go watch some footy.’
- ‘But the desire was there and we shaped up well and played some footy.’
- ‘Luckily a face saving penalty shoot out loss 5-4 buried what could have been an embarrassing epitaph of the state of Dutch footy.’
- ‘Boys will be boys and given half a chance they would much rather be playing footy than tennis.’
- ‘This is not just sour grapes from a woman with no interest in footy.’
- ‘A simple TV showing some footy is all you need to guarantee that people will keep coming back to your stand.’
- ‘Truth be known, the thought of first-grade footy had been nagging for some time.’
- 1.1NZ, Australian
- ‘Now in going to the footie, it reminds me of all those wonderful family experiences in growing up, because I can't remember a time before football.’
- ‘Now if you're into sports like cricket, tennis, footy or athletics, then there's plenty of news and information available to you in newspapers and on television and radio.’
- ‘A bibliophile from early days, when others were heading off to play footie or cricket, Baxter always made straight for the library.’
- ‘They were also great with the kids - playing footy, soccer and basketball with them and giving the kids some of their own rations.’
- ‘I just wanted to go into the game with a clear mind and focus on my footy, not worrying about what the press had written about me.’
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