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so far • at the end of • all over
underdog • miss sleep
  1. Seeing you is definitely something I would for.
  2. Last year they were the , but they're in first place this year.
  3. Their team has done really well , but a lot depends on the game next week.
  4. They gave it their best effort, but the day they lost anyway.
  5. The scored during the first five minutes and it was pretty much for the other team.
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240 Football
Lois talks about her favorite sport, and a recent popular tournament.

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so far

So far, it's been an interesting tournament.

'So far' refers to what has happened during a period of time that started in the past and continues until the current moment. Notice the following:

  1. So far, it's been really great to be home.
  2. So far, he hasn't committed to a job.

at the end of the day

I think at the end of the day, they probably deserved to win.

This phrase is used to show the final result of something or make a comment about the conclusion showing that events to get there were not as important as the final situation. Notice the following:

  1. I learned a lot and at the end of the day I don't regret it.
  2. At the end of the day it's probably better this way.

all over

England missed and Portugal scored, and then it was all over.

When something is 'all over' in this sense the result has already been determined even though the game may still continue. Notice the following:

  1. She lost her focus and then it was all over.
  2. After our fight I knew it was all over.

underdogs

Although Greece are the underdogs, I think they can win.

The 'underdogs' in a competition are the ones who have less of a chance of winning because of their capabilities or past history. Notice the following:

  1. They were underdogs in the event, so everyone was really surprised when they won.
  2. Our team was usually an underdog because we were so small.

miss my sleep

I don't think I'm going to miss my sleep to watch it.

If we 'miss sleep' we stay awake to see something or that it isn't really that important or interesting. Notice the following:

  1. I wouldn't miss sleep to see how the games ends.
  2. She wouldn't miss sleep to see him.