touch the ball down

idiom
variants: or touch down the ball

Definition of touch the ball down

rugby
: to score by putting the ball on the ground behind an opponent's goal line

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“Touch the ball down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/touch%20the%20ball%20down. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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