Why should RINOs hang their heads in shame and be relegated to the fringes of their party?
We basically are relegated to being varying degrees of “bad” in project after project.
And if it were a football team, it would have been relegated to the second tier.
1590s "to banish, send into exile," from Latin relegatus, past participle of relegare "remove, dismiss, banish, send away, schedule, put aside," from re- "back" (see re-) + legare "send with a commission" (see legate). Meaning "place in a position of inferiority" is recorded from 1790. Related: Relegated; relegating; relegable.