Leicester fans fly champion's flag
A Leicester City fan proudly flies the champion's flag outside the club's stadium Getty

5000/1 odds make for some pretty impressive headlines, but who could have predicted it - the great underdog story of our time, Leicester won the Premier League. There will undoubtedly be a play forthcoming, possibly a novel first, before an epic UK-led film; but before all that, language has already taken the sporting phenomenon and bequeathed it an idiom.

In the latest episode of the Allusionist, a podcast for nerdy word-fans hosted by Helen Zaltzman, you can hear a discussion on the etymology of the word 'defenestrate' and how it was coined during the 'Defenestration of Prague' in the 17th century, where, well, nobles were thrown out of windows.

The Defenestration of Prague
A carving of the defenestration of Prague. Johann Philipp Abelinus

So in four hundred years time, will our ancestors be talking of 'doing a Leicester' without any thought to the tense moments before the final whistle of Spurs v Chelsea? It's possible, though the internet's tendency to run things dry before they have a chance to live could get in the way - along with that, pandering politicians giving off the never helpful vicar-in-trainers vibe are more than adept at making cool new phenomena as uncool as possible.

London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith seemed the first - while they were still sweeping the confetti off the streets, Goldsmith went on LBC radio and told how he was "hoping to do a Leicester City and zoom in from behind and win on May 5". He was quickly lambasted for attempting to piggyback Leicester's victory.

Quickly take his statement apart: the Leicester city victory was particularly amazing because they didn't have anywhere near the kind of money as their rivals, it was victory against the rich elite. They also had never won a top-level championship. Goldsmith on the other hand, is the monied candidate, and the Conservative party have definitely won the title before.

Goldsmith winning would be like if Chelsea had come back at the end of this season and won. A bit surprising but they won last year so not exactly monumental.

The next parallel drawn was to Donald Trump, though thankfully not by him. His shocking de-facto win of the Republican Party's presidential nomination is shocking because of the initial ridicule and odds he overtook - in that way the similie holds up. But it's also not shocking because he is a billionaire celebrity.

Piers Morgan made one such mention. The TV personality originally said that Clinton v Trump will be "the greatest battle since Rumble in the Jungle", when someone replied that "Bookmakers give Hillary clear favourite", Morgan said "Same ones who had Leicester at 5000-1 to win the Premier League?"

If Trump is the Leicester city of the US Presidential Race (he's not) then the opposite is surely 'doing a Jeb'. Remember when the talk was of two huge political families taking each other on? Jeb Bush managed to fizzle out in his own spectacular fashion... please clap.

But if 'doing a Leicester' gets ruined for the majority by the Goldsmiths of the world, it might still live on in Sporting parlance. If you read the sports pages you might find people hoping their teams don't 'do a Devon Loch', essentially the opposite of 'doing a Leicester'. Devon Loch was a horse owned by the Queen Mother, who was on course to win the 1956 Grand National after two other favourites fell early in the race. In the final stretch, with just 40 yards to victory, Devon Loche inexplicably jumped in the air and belly flopped into the mud, right in front of the Royal Box.

In a slightly sweeter co-opting of the Leicester story, Amir Khan said he would take the foxes' victory as inspiration during his upcoming fight against Saul Alvarez. Khan is seen as the underdog going in, maybe this'll change as he channels Vardy's right foot through his left hook on Saturday night.

Whether or not 'doing a Leicester' is about to join the Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms is obviously yet to be seen. As much as the sporting event's resonance will be felt through the English league, the fastest reactor to seismic happenings is often the way we talk. But as long as Ranieri doesn't get defenestrated any time soon, the phrase might save itself from doing a Goldsmith inspired Devon Loch.