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Meaning of “play in the hole” in the English Dictionary

"play in the hole" in British English

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play in the hole

in ​football, to ​play in the ​centralarea of the ​playingfield, ​immediately in ​front of the defenders and behind the other midfielders and forwards: Although Mulumbu ​plays most of the ​game in the hole, he ​pushes into the ​box to ​support the ​strikerswheneverpossible.
(Definition of play in the hole from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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