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Sports MetaphorPlay
Quarterback is often used metaphorically to mean someone is taking a leading role, similar to the position in football. SlideSarah will quarterback our sales campaign.
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Cultural IconPlay
The quarterback in American culture symbolizes leadership and often features in movies and TV as a central character. SlideThe show's main character is the quarterback of his high school team.
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Common MisusePlay
Don't confuse 'quarterback' with 'quarter', which refers to 1/4 of something. SlideHe didn't play in the fourth quarter, not even as quarterback.