bench warmer

benchwarmer

[bench-wawr-mer]
noun Sports.
a substitute who rarely gets to play in a game.
Also, bench warmer, bench-warmer.


Origin:
1890–95; bench + warmer

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  1. 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.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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