Meaning of danger man in English:

danger man


  • (in sport) a player or competitor regarded as posing a particularly serious threat to the opposition.

    ‘Doran put the shackles on Rathmore full forward Barry O'Neill, perceived as their danger man before the game.’
    • ‘Australia also have a danger man in Lote Tuqiri.’
    • ‘Haworth is the danger man again, hitting the crossbar with a header from Roberts' left wing cross.’
    • ‘Albion Rovers danger man Iain Diack raises his arms in triumph after putting his side in front in only the third minute of their Scottish Cup tie with Queens Park.’
    • ‘Danger man Darryl just beat Mawson to stab the ball into the net from a couple of yards.’
    • ‘Laporte insists that his team will not specifically target England's goal-kicking danger man Jonny Wilkinson at Twickenham.’