miracle play

noun

Definition of miracle play 

1 : a medieval drama based on episodes from the life of a saint or martyr

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Ryan lofted a high throw, trying to allow Jones a chance for a miracle play. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Eagles, Falcons may find their seasons defined by same play," 14 Jan. 2018 Even the New Orleans Saints, which lost on a miracle play to the Vikings in the divisional round two weekends ago, sported a top-10 scoring defense this season. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "NFL's conference title games show Detroit Lions blueprint, and gap," 23 Jan. 2018 Then came the miracle play, the one NFL watchers will remember for years. USA TODAY, "AP Was There: Harris' miracle TD gave Steelers playoff win," 14 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of miracle play

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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