bench warmer


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

bench warmer

n. a ballplayer who spends most of the game on the bench waiting to play; a second-rate player. You’ll never be anything but a bench warmer.
See also: bench, warmer
References in periodicals archive ?
The 100-card Bench Warmer Series 1 (in stores now), includes 60 different model cards, complete with "stats" and biographical information on each model, "Replay" cards, "Double Play" cards, "Series 2 Preview" cards and checklist cards for the serious collector.
LES Ferdinand has vowed to fight for his Spurs future after becoming a permanent Premiership bench warmer.
1 -- 4) Carl Lofton (top left), 22, has been a Lakers ball attendant since he was 15; Mark Madsen used his job as a bench warmer to attain dancing fame (middle left); Dontay Walker (bottom left) is one of eight team attendants who probably get more time on the court than Madsen and an in-house camera crew (below right) shoots the Lakers Girls.
But Long fired 25-goals for Reading last season and Hodgson admits he hasn't shelled out pounds 7 million for a bench warmer.
Former Arsenal bench warmer Justin Hoyte showed early flashes of promise but has struggled to find his feet and fell well short of Luke Young.
LOS ANGELES, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Bench Warmer Trading Cards, (http://www.
17 CLM233 03/26/2007 10:15 r f MA-CaptivateNetwork (WESTFORD) Captivate Hires Two Sales And Marketing Executives AQM063 03/26/2007 10:17 r f CA-Bench-Warmer-card (LOS ANGELES) Bench Warmer Trading Cards Release Rare Bettie Page Insert Cards NYM051 03/26/2007 10:29 r f NJ-Majesco-Nintendo (EDISON) Cooking Mama Takes Manhattan
The England Under-21 star defender, a bench warmer for the Blues, has been watched closely by Anfield spies and they are planning a summer raid.
Bench Warmer Scores With 2006 'Soccer Series' Trading Cards in Honor of World Cup
And he enjoying life much more at Victoria Park than he did at Elland Road, where he was more a regular bench warmer than starter before arriving in the North-east this summer.
more than 65 other top Los Angeles models and Bench Warmer creator Brian R.
I wasn't a star but I wasn't a bench warmer, either.
He was just a bench warmer," wrote Bild, Germany's largest selling daily, of Klinsmann.
Nothing was more painful for Harper than going from starter to 48-minute bench warmer, a rarity in his 16 years in the league.
McClaren named his team yesterday but his plans were hit almost immediately when Dean Ashton broke his ankle in training after a tackle by Chelsea bench warmer Shaun Wright Phillips.