Definition of 'the Ashes'
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England lost the Ashes because Australia were a better team. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Nobody expected England to win the Ashes last summer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Clearly getting ready for the return leg of the Ashes by England this winter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It will be quite a group of players that sets out to retain the Ashes in Australia this year. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The man who handed over the Ashes to England for the first time in a generation stood on the threshold of another ignominious defeat yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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