bench warmer

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bench warmer

An athlete who does not get much playing time (usually because they are not very good or skilled). I'm just a bench warmer, so you won't see me out on the court much.
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bench warmer

n. a ballplayer who spends most of the game on the bench waiting to play; a second-rate player. You’ll never be anything but a bench warmer.
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benchwarmer

A person who is seldom or never active in an enterprise. Derived from the sports meaning of a player who rarely or never takes part in a game but is relegated to sitting on the bench, the term, which dates from the early 1900s, was almost immediately transferred to other circumstances. The sports meaning appeared in a 2006 film, The Benchwarmers, about three not very competent ballplayers.
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The sale of Perez and probably Longstaff, for fees less than genuinely aspirational clubs pay for bench warmers, suggests that instead of a sponsor's name, our shirts should say: "On a wing and a prayer again folks".
By JOHN ASHIHUNDUThe current trend where the AFC Leopards is signing foreign players who are no better (or in same cases a lot worse than the local players they replaced) should be a big concern to any right thinking club fan.AFC Leopards must only sign top quality foreign players who can add strength to the team and not bench warmers.
Bench Warmers tweeted the picture this morning as it joked about the Newcastle manager's apparent career decline over the past season.
Chris Jefferson: "All of you saying stuff because he left for money; if someone offered you the chance to treble your wages would you say no?" Dean Pattison: "Please come back we need you!" Kevin Taylor: "What a shame; Cabaye, Remy and Ben Arfa all thought they were better, all ended up as bench warmers. A lesson learned for others."
Many footballers have become millionaires by being bench warmers at top clubs.
Kia assistant coach, Glenn Capacio, also quoted his head coach when asked how Pacquiao assessed the players, a collection of bench warmers and rejects from PBA teams.
I exclaim over the blooming gold trees in April and the olive trees in May, I nod at all the regulars: the dog walkers, bench warmers, Saturday morning joggers, old couples strolling arm-in-arm, dads and toddlers kicking soccer balls, baby-stroller pushers (both the strollers that contain babies and the ones that contain dogs), even some of the homeless guys, depending on what moods they appear to be in.
The majority of his costly signings were either sold on or were mere bench warmers and no-one will ever convince me that Luke Young and Nigel Reo-Coker were left out for the good of the team.
Yes, we've got some bench warmers - Stephen Warnock could have done more in eight minutes with two eggs and a saucepan of boiling water than what he has done in his entire England career - but even Dave Beasant made it to Italia '90.
On countless televised games, both at club and international level this year, I have felt embarrassed for the player awarded this honour as he looks at himself on a big screen, waves and then gets praised by his fellow bench warmers. Stephen Jones was the latest to succumb to this honour last Saturday.
"In the second half we could not maintain the same tempo as in the first because it was beginning of the season here and more of our European-based players are bench warmers and the ones who play in South Africa don't get that much game either," he says.
Kevin Roberts was promoted from his substitute role to the starting line-up, with Shaun Kelly added to the bench warmers.
The Confederacy Chiefs, sub Chiefs and Bench Warmers posed with the NOTICE that had been posted on the construction gate which refers specifically to prohibiting "persons purporting to act on behalf of the Haudenosaunee Development Institute" which is a development monitoring office set up by the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council (HCC).
Wilson also took part in opening ceremonies alongside Bench Warmers film stars Rob Schneider, David Spade and Jon Heder.