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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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Sevenoaks District Council said parking the bus and leaving it unattended at the stop in Edenbridge, Kent, was illegal.
By parking the bus in town squares across the country we want to give people the inspiration to turn their business ideas into reality.
And Mourinho, who offered an amusing defence of parking the bus - a recipe for stalemate he perfected at Old Trafford and the Emirates - has decided new faces are the best deterrent against his team letting the grass grow under their feet this summer.
Far from parking the bus, Iran were well in the game and Fulham's Ashkan Dejagah and Reza Ghoochannejhad of Charlton both went close.
He said: "The Spanish for parking the bus is 'estacionar el autobus'.
When you talk about parking the bus that is what they will do.
ALBION ROVERS were accused of parking the bus at Elgin City in midweek.
Wales will come out not to be humiliated, parking the bus, and while England should win it may not be a thrashing.
When you have a player like Eden Hazard (below) in your side, parking the bus should be prohibited, just like standing forward of this notice, but park the bus is exactly what Jose Mourinho did - sticking a sign on Hazard's forehead reading "not in service".
You can see that teams are coming here and parking the bus in front of the goal and we have to be cleverer.
But the Brechin boss did admit to parking the bus on the field to try to frustrate their SPL opponents.
But it was less parking the bus and more park and ride as they stole a 1-0 win through Karim Benzema's counter-attack goal on Wednesday night.
But now the time for parking the bus has gone and Chelsea must score against Atletico Madrid if they are to proceed to the Champions League final.
What we will see, however, is many - or even all - of those teams going to the big clubs and parking the bus.
First, that he had the temerity to accuse Spurs of parking the bus at Stamford Bridge a few years ago.