an early bath

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an early bath

A premature end to something. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Take an early bath, Edwards! I don't tolerate illegal hits on my playing field!
See also: bath, early

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