park the bus

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park the bus

In football (soccer), to employ all (or nearly all) of a team's active players in defending its own side of the pitch. Protecting a narrow one-point lead, it looks like the home team has parked the bus for the remaining minutes of the match.
See also: bus, park
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It's become more and more difficult to just say 'they parked the bus and made it hard' when these teams come to Anfield.
We parked the bus very badly that day and I was upset by this," he added sarcastically.
The IPCC said the driver parked the bus outside and went into ask for help with a passenger he believed to be drunk.
We parked the bus in front of the goal and had a few breakaway encounters in the Shepshed half but 90 per cent of the play was in our half and I thought the lads were brilliant.
They parked the bus, but we got through and to set Troy up for the winner is one of my career highlights.
She informed the court that after dropping off all students, the driver parked the bus and moved to the back for a while.
I said Rovers parked the bus on Wednesday but I want to compliment them on they way they defended.
We won the tie in Barcelona, but everyone talks about Barcelona winning [the second leg] and says we parked the bus in front of the goal.
The driver parked the bus at the roadside after the gears had failed.
This sort of thing happens around Christmas time as a prank but this man drove around taking fares, neatly parked the bus and disappeared.
Mimi parked the bus, and told her passengers she'd be right back.
She told the court that after dropping off all students, the driver parked the bus and moved to the back seat.
The mighty Motherwell won 6-0 and the Greenock punters must be relieved Ton boss Allan Moore parked the bus - otherwise they might have got a doing.
D'FERMLINE 2 COWDEN 1 HAD old Blakey been at East End Park he would have sworn Stan Butler parked the bus and not the Cowdenbeath defence
The thief later neatly parked the bus and fled with more than pounds 150.