featherbed

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a soft and easy-paced wicket offering no encouragement to the bowlers; for the batsman it makes survival easy, but its slowness of pace does not provide conditions favourable to attacking strokeplay
    Citation ‘England now start thinking about the three one-day games, which start on Saturday back at Christchurch, which is at least unlikely to be a featherbed’ (Matthew Engel, Guardian 16 February 1984)
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