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    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    sore and sorry, combustible

    Media lambasted "sore and sorry" Australian cricket team while predicting that uncertainty and apprehension was set to mark its future after the below-par outing of India which brought to an end its 'invincible' era.
    Welcome to the combustible new world of Australian cricket, an era set to be marked by uncertainty, apprehension and an increasing number of draws and defeats," said a report in the 'Daily Telegraph'.



    Please explain the emboldened parts to me.


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    Re: sore and sorry, combustible

    "sore and sorry" = the team is well below the expected standard for Australia.

    "combustible" = can be set alight/will be burnt [metaphorically]

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