bench warmer

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Noun1.bench warmer - (sports) a substitute who seldom playsbench warmer - (sports) a substitute who seldom plays
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
second-stringer, substitute, reserve - an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
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Let him become a bench warmer at another club, then watch him fade into obscurity like Wright-Phillips.
Brunton HeatSync products include this bench warmer.
But he isn't interested in becoming a bench warmer and wants to be the No.
The big Croat saw new boy Arouna Kone nick his starting spot but came off the bench to score a brace and show the PS5m signing from Wigan he is not going to be a bench warmer this season.
They have multiple skill levels available featuring wood and metal bat divisions for all playing abilities from the bench warmer to the former college/professional player.
In SjENstad church and Tranby church we will remove the old tube furnace we have to heat the church and replace them with bench warmer.
The uptake of tickets was even more impressive given that North East interest was limited to former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson and bench warmer Jason Steele.
And he is not willing to concede he has come to Manchester purely as a bench warmer.
The ex-Arsenal and Chelsea man claims that he is happy at Real Madrid but he has been a bench warmer this season.
Haddadi was mainly a bench warmer because he was the Grizzlies third of three centers.
Just over three weeks ago, the 35-year-old winger was an occasional bench warmer and reserve-team coach at the Championship outfit.
So much for those hopes by many fans that Jones will become an expensive bench warmer once Juan Pierre returns in the second half.