expression "to come from the back of the field"

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It also underlines the point I made earlier that if the Union sometimes has to come from the back of the field on issues of concern to it, then we should perhaps learn to box a little more clever and to be a little more strategic.

"to come from the back of the field" can anyone help on this one?

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Re: expression "to come from the back of the field&quot

Dino said:
It also underlines the point I made earlier that if the Union sometimes has to come from the back of the field on issues of concern to it, then we should perhaps learn to box a little more clever and to be a little more strategic.

"to come from the back of the field" can anyone help on this one?

Thank you

This is an analogy to horse racing. The entrants in a horse race are referred to collectively as a field. A horse that moves from last place (or close to last place) to first place, comes from the back of the field.

This sentence mixes that with a boxing analogy, which is silly. :wink:
 
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