m Idioms

IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
Major league baseball or football teams are the best teams.
Sentence 1
The New York Yankees is a major league baseball team.
Meaning 2
The most important person or business.
Sentence 2
The president of the Ford Motor Corporation is a major league player.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
made a hit in baseball or in another ball sport
Sentence 1
Hank Aaron got three hits in the world series. He ranks third in runs and hits. He was a great hitter.
Meaning 2
to do well
Sentence 2
He made a hit with his girlfriend when he took her out to dinner.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
to throw, toss or hurl an object
Sentence 1
The President of the U.S. introduced Gorbachov to the game of horseshoe pitching and asked him to make a pitch.
Meaning 2
to offer something, to support someone or something
Sentence 2
The actor will make a pitch for the new product on TV.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
to win points in a competition
Sentence 1
Basketball players make lots of points in a game.
Meaning 2
to make a successful move
Sentence 2
Did you make points with the boss by working overtime?
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
to stay a team member after the coach takes out thoseplayers he doesn't want
Sentence 1
He made the cut. He'll play with the team this fall.
Meaning 2
to stay with the business or agency after the manager has fired or laid off people
Sentence 2
He made the cut. He'll be hired as our new account executive.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
Waves make it difficult to steer a boat or to stay upright in the water
Sentence 1
Don't make waves for that small boat. Give her a wide berth.
Meaning 2
to cause trouble, to do something that is different
Sentence 2
Don't make waves for the boss. She is under pressure.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
to defensively try to stop the offense, man to man, as opposed to zone or area defense
Sentence 1
The basketball team's man to man coverage was successful. They won the game.
Meaning 2
to assign one or more men/women to the same number of people in another business
Sentence 2
Remember now, we're in tight man-to-man coverage: one boardroom executive whispers to another as the visiting team of executives arrives.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
the last point of the match
Sentence 1
"We had a good time since match point," said Federer.
Meaning 2
To debate a decisive point or the end of negotiations
Sentence 2
Business: “We’re down to at match point. It’s almost the end of the game; whoever gets this wins the contract.”
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
a baseball player or team that is good, but not the best
Sentence 1
Dom DiMaggio played for the San Francisco Seals, a minor league team, before he went to the Boston Red Sox.
Meaning 2
a person, business or other entity that is not the most important
Sentence 2
The Blue Corporation is a minor league business. Go to the boss; Jerry is a minor league player.

Derivation

A minor league baseball team plays in small towns and cities. Minor leagues train baseball players for the major leagues.