an early bath

an early bath

  (British & Australian informal)
if you take an early bath, you are forced to stop doing an activity sooner than you intended to
Usage notes: This phrase is often used about sports such as football.
The spokesman took an early bath after a series of embarrassing and incorrect statements. And that's his second yellow card so it looks like an early bath for Taylor.
See also: bath, early
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Best was dismissed for an apparent elbow in the Leeds man's face, with Berardi - who was left with a bloody nose - joining him for an early bath for his reaction.
Chris Froome managed to avoid the cobbles 12 months ago by crashing just a few yards before they started, breaking a wrist and heading for the team car and an early bath.
Six minutes before the break Haule stooped to head in from six yards before leading with the elbow for the second time in the game earned him an early bath just after the break.
As the pair went for an early bath, other footballers then began to brawl on the pitch, with one picking up the pitchfork which had been left out by a groundsman.
WEST HAM striker Andy Carroll had a surprise when he was sent for an early bath against Swansea - he couldn't have one.
Winters made no mistake from the penalty spot while Black headed for an early bath.
Even Homeland's Damian Lewis can't save this slop from an early bath.
He then controversially sent Everton''s Jack Rodwell for an early bath in the derby at Goodison in October but that red card was subsequently rescinded.
Annan's Michael McGowan was red-carded in 86 minutes for swearing and a second yellow three minutes later saw Berwick's Steven Notman take an early bath.
A CENTURION has taken an early bath as English Heritage prepares for a Roman Summer at its North East properties.
A second bookable offence for Suk Won-jung, who first sliced Tinga on 23 minutes and then obstructed him on the 34th minute helped further mute Seongnam's potency as the youngster walked for an early bath, leaving the Koreans with ten men.
The game finished with both sides down to 10 men with Morecambe full-back Danny Curtis also sentenced to an early bath for a professional foul on Jake Robinson.
The game ended on a sour note when first Prestatyn midfielder Ross Hannen receivedastraight redcardfor retaliation and a minute later County's Dyfan Pierce was also sent for an early bath foranasty challenge on Neil Gibson.
Danny Forde was the player sent for an early bath for two yellows, the winner coming from Andy Alston midway through the second half, a goal that takes his team up to fifth.
Anyinsah was at least grateful that his new side did not lose after his nightmare debut which earned him an early bath.