Cut by the thunder

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That’s a quote from Chris Rogers which appeared in this week’s Cricket Badger. We’re hereby forewarning you that this phrase is to become an official part of the King Cricket vernacular.

It comes about from Rogers being deemed surplus to requirements by The Sydney Thunder, a Big Bash team. He was therefore ‘cut’ from the squad. At the time of writing, the Thunder had lost 18 matches on the bounce, so if you’re cut by the Thunder, your performances must have really tailed off.

There’s your meaning. You want an example?

“The England cricket team was really cut by the thunder during the Ashes.”

It’s about time we gave the world an idiom.


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  1. The word “really” sort of lessens the impact a bit, dontcha think?

    “The England cricket team was cut by the thunder during the Ashes.”

  2. Do we need the whole phrase – or could it just be ‘thundercut’?

    Also, what’s ‘Lord Megachief of Gold’ if it’s not an idiom? I use that all the time at work.

    1. Lord Megachief of Gold is more of a title than an idiom, but we can see how it might broaden its usage.

      Thundercut’s good shorthand. Like a slang version.

  3. Looks as though our England one day side is as thundercut as our test side.

    When a player or side is cut by thunder even more than another poor performing player or sides, does that make the former “a cut above” or “a cut below”, in thundercut terms? I’m a little confused.

  4. The Sydney Thunder actually invented bad luck and then sent it back into the past so other people could share in their misery.

    True story.

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