Take a Knee

Football Concept: Take a Knee

If the offense is ahead in the last couple of plays of the half or game, the quarterback will often “take a knee” which is essentially like he was tackled in bounds. This will allow the clock to continue to run until it runs out and is the safest thing an offense can do to keep the other team from getting the ball.

How the saying can be used in real life:

You can use this in real life when you have clearly beaten someone at something. When you feel you’ve won, you can let the other person know you are going to take a knee. This will indicate the competition is over, at least for now!

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