One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of an athlete or sports team) playing or performing well.
- ‘He is very fast and skillful, and when on form he is the best player in the team.’
- ‘Teddy Sheringham is on form, and is playing well with Solskjaer.’
- ‘When they are on form they look great but when they're not they look very average.’
- ‘France's Philippe Lima, with wins in Spain and his home county in the last two months, is clearly the man in form.’
- ‘There can be no doubt that Andy Johnson is a man in form, but is he really international quality?’
- ‘Benitez is a canny coach, and he may just coax some good performances out of Liverpool, provided their strikers remain fit and on form.’
- ‘Fourth-placed All Blacks need a win to keep in the promotion hunt but come up against a team in form.’
- ‘She went out in the second round of the women's doubles but hopes to be back on form for this month's Commonwealth Games.’
- ‘Man of the match was George Guest who was on form in midfield.’
- ‘Gough said all of England's players needed to be in form by the start of the Test series in July.’
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