send (one) to the locker room

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send (one) to the locker room

To remove one from a particular situation for poor behavior or performance. Likened to an athlete being removed from a game and sent to the locker room (where one typically goes after the game is over). Coach will send you to the locker room if you can't control your temper. I heard they sent Tom to the locker room after he lost his temper during the negotiations.
See also: locker, room, send