bench warmer

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  • noun

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(sports) a substitute who seldom plays

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An autographed Cindy Margolis Bench Warmer "Bikini Swatch Card" recently netted $335 in an auction on eBay.
Well, I warned you here that I suspected the ad must have asked for a bench warmer.
But the young Scots star has since gone from bench warmer to hot stuff and wants to scorch Guildford Heat in today's showdown.
Then again, it would allow a bench warmer at USC or UCLA to transfer to Ball State and start without sitting out a season.
JOHN HARTSON has revealed how a few home truths from Martin O'Neill transformed him from bench warmer to Euro hero.
MICHAEL OWEN'S transition from football player to taking an interest in racehorses is proving an unqualified success, unlike his recent stint as Stoke bench warmer.
4) He accepts if Ba and Cisse stay, he's a bench warmer and impact sub.
Boss Archie Gemmill opted to use strikers Stephen Fletcher, Calum Elliot and Robert Snodgrass during the campaign and the then-teenage forward spent most of the competition as a frustrated bench warmer.
Just over three weeks ago, the 35- year-old winger was an occasional bench warmer and reserve-team coach at Loftus Road.
But the young Scots star has gone from bench warmer to hot stuff and aims to scorch Guildford Heat in today's BBL Cup Final showdown.
It's been a meteoric rise for the young prop, who has gone from a bench warmer to a Lions tourist in the space of six months.
Cole was supposed to provide the creativity the Reds lacked in the final third, but a player with three Premier League title medals is in danger of becoming an expensive bench warmer.
On the same subject, how long before Jason Steele is acquired as a bench warmer for a top Premier League club?
Well's plunge into administration sparked a descent for the one-time pounds 250,000 Chelsea player from top- flight star to a Buddies bench warmer.