Definition of in form in English:

in form


(also on form)
mainly British
  • (of an athlete or sports team) playing or performing well.

    ‘He is very fast and skillful, and when on form he is the best player in the team.’
    • ‘She went out in the second round of the women's doubles but hopes to be back on form for this month's Commonwealth Games.’
    • ‘Gough said all of England's players needed to be in form by the start of the Test series in July.’
    • ‘Teddy Sheringham is on form, and is playing well with Solskjaer.’
    • ‘Benitez is a canny coach, and he may just coax some good performances out of Liverpool, provided their strikers remain fit and on form.’
    • ‘Fourth-placed All Blacks need a win to keep in the promotion hunt but come up against a team in form.’
    • ‘There can be no doubt that Andy Johnson is a man in form, but is he really international quality?’
    • ‘Man of the match was George Guest who was on form in midfield.’
    • ‘When they are on form they look great but when they're not they look very average.’
    • ‘France's Philippe Lima, with wins in Spain and his home county in the last two months, is clearly the man in form.’