ride the bench

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Synonyms for ride the bench

be out of the game

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I picked up a shoulder injury in the first game of the season, and because our squad is a lot smaller than last season I had to come back earlier than I might have done and ride the bench," said Farani who will miss two league games during his international tour.
The players who have been performing a month or so know that if they get injured they might not get back in and that they might have to ride the bench and wait it out.
She knew the talent that UTEP possessed in the post, most notably former Crenshaw High star Kristi Lattin, so she expected to ride the bench for a while.
When deciding which players on your fantasy team start or ride the bench this week, it may be best to consider weather conditions at the stadium.
She arrived in the country last week but had to ride the bench until her International Transfer Certificate arrived Thursday night.