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.
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This school bus was the famous Project BioBus converted to run on veggie oil by 13 students of Middlebury College in Vermont" he says, adding that the group parks the bus in front of the evening's venue and after the show offers demonstrations on how the bus works.
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