put on a clinic


US, informal
: to perform or play extremely well
The quarterback really put on a clinic in the second half, throwing four touchdown passes.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Bengals offense put on a clinic during Sunday’s 35-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons, scoring 28 of their 35 points in the first half. Irie Harris, cleveland, 24 Oct. 2022 Tennessee put on a clinic with a 40-13 romp over LSU. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 9 Oct. 2022 Freshman quarterback Chandler Rogers put on a clinic, spreading the ball to several different receivers and using his legs to stay out of trouble in the pocket. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 24 Oct. 2021 Serving at 4-5 and facing a set point, Djokovic put on a clinic of precise tennis under pressure to hold his serve and extend the opening set. Matias Grez, CNN, 13 June 2021 Not many teams could lose their starting point guard and center to injury and still put on a clinic. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 19 Dec. 2020 Valparaiso put on a clinic in both of those departments Friday night in a 21-14 victory over Michigan City in the Class 5A Sectional 9 semifinals. Mike Hutton, chicagotribune.com, 30 Oct. 2020 Magnificat, ranked No. 2 in the cleveland.com Top 25, put on a clinic in ball movement for much of the first three quarters Friday in taking down visiting Strongsville, 62-46, in a nonconference encounter. Joe Magill, cleveland, 6 Jan. 2023 The 6-foot-6 inch senior put on a clinic and showed why he’s rated as the nation’s top tight end prospect, catching nine passes for 182 yards and four touchdowns. Azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic, 2 Dec. 2022 See More

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“Put on a clinic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20on%20a%20clinic. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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