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Origin of play-off
Example sentences from the Web for play-off
They made the playoffs just four times and managed to eke out only one playoff series win.
Certainly looked like Patriots had been sampling local wares during Denver playoff game against Broncos.Up to a Point: P.J. O’Rourke on SOTU, the Super Bowl and Nukes|P. J. O’Rourke|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Problem is, the New England Patriots and Tom Brady—the winningest quarterback in playoff history—are riding into town.Peyton Manning and Tom Brady Don’t Control Their Own Legacies|Evin Demirel|January 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The New York Giants won a Super Bowl in 2012, and the Knicks made a playoff run this year.New York Is Not Really the Best Place for the All-Star Game|Sarah Langs|July 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A debate conflicted with a Boston Bruins Stanley Cup playoff game.Gomez or Go Home: The Massachusetts Senate Race Is Down to the Wire—and It Matters Big Time|David Freedlander|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for play-off
Idioms and Phrases with play-off
See under play both ends against the middle.
Break a tie by playing an additional game or period, as in Each team had won three games so they had to play off the tie to decide the championship.