wooden spoonist

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wooden spoonist

slang The person or team that finishes last in a competition. So-named because the imaginary prize for a last-place finish is a wooden spoon. Primarily heard in UK. Of course Roy was the wooden-spoonist in today's race—I didn't know a person could run so slow!
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There's got to be a wooden spoonist in every competition, but we'll be doing our best to avoid it.
The four group wooden spoonists will be relegated to League B for the 2020 tournament.
Koukash is keen to become involved with NRL wooden spoonists Newcastle Knights, Press Association Sport understands, although this will not be at the expense of the Red Devils.
Murton will finish wooden spoonists regardless of today's result at home to Boldon CA and Seaham Red Star Reserves are in danger of ending second-bottom.
Ireland rounded off the tournament with a 46-14 win over wooden spoonists Wales to draw level with France and the Scots, who take the first title in their 20-year history courtesy of a superior points difference.
Ireland's defeat against Italy in Rome on Saturday meant they finished fifth in the championship, above wooden spoonists France on points difference.
On the Premier One front, there was a relegation battle where rock bottom Ford Sports fought out a 1-1 draw with Hartshill Sports, who are one place above their rivals but are five points club of the potential wooden spoonists.
England trailed 12-4 at halftime to the World Cup wooden spoonists, but scored 30 unanswered points after the break.
JOHN Dixon was back in coaching today, just 48 hours after being released by Super League wooden spoonists Celtic Crusaders.
JOHN Dixon returned to coaching yesterday, just 48 hours after being released by Super League wooden spoonists Celtic Crusaders.
Leicestershire took third place by beating hosts Warwickshire 12-5 after East Midlands defeated wooden spoonists Staffordshire 40-16 to record their first win of the season.
Wooden spoonists Builth Wells hosted Carmarthen Quins in the very last fixture of the season in the west.
Warwickshire needed some batting fireworks after Northamptonshire, last season's north conference wooden spoonists, piled up 297 for six.
The impossible dream - Six Nations wooden spoonists to unbeaten champions in just two years - was realised amid triumphant scenes at an emotion-charged Millennium Stadium.
Sussex, wooden spoonists in 1997, have at least secured a place in the top eight and the Super Cup.