the rout was on

idiom

used to say that a game or contest becomes one in which the winner easily defeats the loser by a large amount
After they scored their fourth goal, the rout was on.

Examples of the rout was on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Sydney Leroux added a goal five minutes later, the rout was on. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2023 Chase and the Bengals never recovered, and the rout was on. cleveland, 6 Sep. 2023 Oregon led 43-7 with 5:56 to go in the half, and the rout was on. oregonlive, 2 Sep. 2023 Saline then took advantage of a Brighton turnover (low snap on a punt attempt) to go up 35-3 just over two minutes later on a 7-yard run by James Rush and the rout was on. Brad Emons, Detroit Free Press, 25 Aug. 2023 But Lyles, the two-time former Brewer, issued the consecutive walks to Taylor and Wiemer to open the bottom of the third and not long thereafter the rout was on. Todd Rosiak, Journal Sentinel, 14 May 2023

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“The rout was on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20rout%20was%20on. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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