get a result

idiom

British, informal
: to win especially in a soccer match
After several drawn matches, we finally got a result.

Examples of get a result in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The goal was later ruled offside, but Zambia was able to get a result and qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Jason Mastrodonato, The Mercury News, 12 Apr. 2024 However, the draw to the Netherlands puts pressure on the two-time defending World Cup champions to get a result in the group stage finale against Portugal. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 28 July 2023 That's the best way to get a result, rather than putting men behind the ball. Steve Douglas, Star Tribune, 19 Sep. 2020 Additionally, many healthcare providers' offices have A1C testing machines that enable them to get a result using a small drop of blood obtained by pricking your finger with a lancet. Verywell Health, 30 Jan. 2023 For Xavi, however, the pressure of having to get a result in order to keep their hopes of silverware this season alive is no issue. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 But at-home rapid tests have the advantage of speed—results can come back as quickly as 15 minutes, where PCR tests require a laboratory and can take a few hours to several days to get a result. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, 6 Dec. 2021 In order to get a result against Nashville at Nissan Stadium on Saturday (8:30 p.m. ET), the apparent core weaknesses of FC Cincinnati will be probed and tested against a team that finished No. 7 in the Eastern Conference in 2020 and qualified for MLS Cup playoff with room to spare. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 17 Apr. 2021 Those tests, including the one mailed out by the state Health Department's contractor Vault Health, typically take at least a day to get a result because a sample has to be mailed to a lab. Joe Carlson, Star Tribune, 21 Mar. 2021

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“Get a result.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20a%20result. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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