send (one) to the showers

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send (one) to the showers

To remove someone from a particular situation for misbehaving (like an athlete being sent to the locker room). Coach will send you to the showers if you can't keep control your temper.
See also: send, shower

send someone to the showers

 and send someone to the locker room
Fig. to order a player from the playing field, thus ending the player's participation for the day. The coach had sent four players to the showers before the end of the game. He was angry enough to send them all to the locker room.
See also: send, shower