a deft turn of phrase

 
By any modern standard, Kyle Juszczyk shouldn’t be playing in the NFL. He went to Harvard, a school that was important in football about a century ago. And he plays fullback, a position that was important when teams ran the wishbone toward goal posts that were planted at the front of the end zone. (italics added)

 
— “The NFL’s Unlikeliest Millionaire: He Went to Harvard and Plays Fullback,” by Andrew Beaton, The Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2020

 

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-nfls-unlikeliest-millionaire-he-went-to-harvard-and-plays-fullback-11579178793?mod=mhp

 

 

 

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Sometimes with a deft turn of phrase you can say something economically and tellingly that most writers would need a sentence or two to do.

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

    January 2020

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