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    Unknown phrase.

    Hello.

    I've heard several times a phrase, but I really didn't find it in any dictionary.
    The phrase usually sounds when narrator or somebody else presentes players. I really can't show you how it sounds. Something like: "and in the top right corner given up for Boris. and his opponents, in the bottom left corner given up for Maxim (for instance)". I know that my "given up" is incorrect, because I know the meaning of this phrasal verb. I can't give more details, sorry. I hope you understand me.

    If you don't know what the heck I'm talking about, I'll try to find a video with this representing.

    Thanks in advance.
    Boris, with poor listening skills.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: Unknown phrase.

    The Master of Ceremonies, or announcer, at a boxing match for example will say 'In the red corner — at 160lbs, from Screwuall, Idahope — give it up for Willie Eckerslike!'

    It means 'give a big round of applause to'.

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    Re: Unknown phrase.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The Master of Ceremonies, or announcer, at a boxing match for example will say 'In the red corner — at 160lbs, from Screwuall, Idahope — give it up for Willie Eckerslike!'

    It means 'give a big round of applause to'.
    Let's give it up for Rover!

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    Re: Unknown phrase.

    Also, Let's hear it for (name).

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    Re: Unknown phrase.

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Also, Let's hear it for (name).
    Let's hear it for engee!

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    Re: Unknown phrase.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, please give it up for MikeNewYork.

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    Re: Unknown phrase.

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Also, Let's hear it for (name).
    This one's common in BrE.

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    Re: Unknown phrase.

    That is so true. Watching British TV on a regular basis, I get to hear lots of phrases like this. I love quiz shows, and the hosts have an array of expressions to use to interact with the audiences.

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