If you look up "lackadaisical" on Google, it will provide you with a definition resting atop the results. Expand that, and you will find that there is a model sentence, in this case, quite a comical one.
Go ahead, try it.
The sentence reads: "a lackadaisical defense left Spurs adrift in the second half." It is worth noting that this is in fact the Oxford definition, not Google's itself.
An Arsenal fan almost certainly lies behind this mild ruse, but the sentence is especially fitting following an embarrassing exit for Mauricio Pochettino's side in their FA Cup fourth round clash on Saturday.
Tottenham totally outclassed Leicester City, controlling the ball for 61 per cent of the game and White Hart Lane seemed content with closing up shop. Once the clock hit the 80th minute, however, a seismic shift occurred.
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Leicester looked suddenly threatening, and Tottenham allowed a goal to Leonardo Ulloa. The Foxes frontman snatched upon a Jeff Schlupp dribble, and turned it into the bottom right corner.
Spurs then allowed a cross to connect with the feet of Schlupp, who directed the ball straight passed a baffled Michel Vorm, whose feeble attempt of a dive resulted in Spurs' demise.
The dictionary sentence was a perfect description of Tottenham's defence in the fourth round draw: lackadaisical.
The Gunners can enjoy chastising their north London brethren before the two rivals meet again on February 7. Then, the Gunners will either be flaunting success in Tottenham's faces, or clinging on to the "lackadaisical" sentence as their sole victory over Spurs this year.
Ultimately, the Google definition is a funny piece of comic relief before a match that could potentially help decide a Champions League spot.
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