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red zone

noun

in football, the area inside the 20-yard line

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red zone

noun phrase

The part of the field closest to the defender's goal line: We wouldn't be talking about a lull if we wouldn't have made the mistakes in the red zone (1990s+ Football)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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