Corinthian spirit

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Corinthian spirit (plural Corinthian spirits)

  1. An especially high standard of sportsmanship.
    • 2000, Adrian Smith; Dilwyn Porter, Amateurs and Professionals in Post-war British Sport, page 2:
      It would be an injustice, however, to regard Pegasus as simply a late flowering of the Corinthian spirit, a throwback to an era of elite amateurism