hospital pass


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hospital pass

1. In sports, especially rugby, a pass to a teammate who will be heavily tackled as a result. Their scrum half took a devastating blow after that hospital pass from his flanker.
2. A task, project, or case (as in law) that will result in or bring a great amount of criticism upon the person to whom it is assigned. No one likes having to take a case defending the murderer of a child, but every person is entitled to legal representation. I suppose I'll just have to accept that this will be a hospital pass for me.
See also: hospital, pass
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"This looks like a hospital pass if ever there was one."
Pinsent said the IOC performed a "hospital pass" Sunday in asking sports federations to decide who from the Russian team could compete in Rio after the revelations of state-run doping directed from Moscow.
18: Baxter sent off after late tackle on Barton who had been slipped a hospital pass by Tudgay.
And the blame for that has to be laid squarely at the doors of I'm A Celeb's bookers who lobbed producers - and Ant and Dec - a real hospital pass of a cast list.
Throwing a hospital pass to the managing director of Club England, Hodgson said: "Adrian Bevington is in charge of taking this matter forward and I am sure we will find a good solution " Now Bevington is an accomplished football administrator, but Hodgson knows there is no good solution.
Hughton looked to have been handed a hospital pass in replacing Paul Lambert but the Canaries are ten matches unbeaten following Saturday's 4-3 triumph at Swansea.
As the days in the hospital pass, Collette begins acting out and ends up turning to her boyfriend for love and comfort.
TWELVE months ago today, Brian Ashton was thrown the ultimate 'hospital pass' when he was appointed England rugby union head coach and challenged with mounting a credible World Cup defence.
What a hospital pass for Conservatives; what a gift for Labour.
Infantino was elected in February but it could still prove to be a hospital pass if the Swiss-Italian fails to bring the 209 existing members of the so-called football family along with him.
We also had El Tel's woefully underrehearsed 11th-hour replacement Dermot O'Leary, who was handed a hospital pass with this gig.
Rather than spending council resources, can't we just give the Welsh Government a hospital pass?" Current leader Phil Bale said: "If we do not seek additional ways to invest in infrastructure, it will be increasingly difficult for us to maintain, grow and develop the economy of South East Wales and to attract the jobs we want to our region and compete with other regions across the UK."
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