What does it mean to Flip the Field in football?
Football Phrase Explained:
Flip the Field is used to explain how one team is beating the other team in the battle for field position (literally the position of the ball on the field). This would happen generally due to a really great defensive or special-teams play that moves the opposing team’s offensive starting point back towards their own end zone. For example, Team A has the ball and must punt from their own 20 yard line. The punter comes in and nails the punt over the Team B’s punt receiver’s head and the ball ends up on Team B’s 5 yard line. Team A successfully ‘flipped the field’ on Team B.
How the expression can be used in real life:
Well, apart from our website’s name 😉 this could be used anytime somebody really changed the tide on someone else. So, say your boyfriend/spouse was trying to get a promotion at work and there was another guy up for the same position who was way more qualified. Then say the other guy got busted going to a strip bar on the company expense account and writing it off as ‘dining’. The field just got flipped and your guy might just get that promotion after all!!