What Does Breaking Your Duck Mean?
11 July 2017, 14:56
James O'Brien has the answer to the question where does the original meaning of the phrase "break your duck" come from?
When its someone’s first time of doing something why do people say you’ve broken your duck? Kelly, Sevenoaks
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Name: James O’Brien
Qualification: Knows about Cricket
Answer: The phrase derives from Cricket when you get no runs as a batsman it’s called getting a duck. The reason it’s called a Duck is that the 0 written on a score card looks like a ducks egg. So when you finally get off the mark in something, you’ve broken your duck.