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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His is an extraordinary story, from being a bench warmer to bagging Olympic gold.
I am not going to be a backbencher or bench warmer.
The 28 year-old was a bench warmer under Steve Cotterill but new boss Garry Monk (right) has turned to him for help in trying to break clear of the drop zone.
Moore has been a bench warmer 11 times this season but incredibly is Ayr's top scorer with one more than Shankland.
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No one is a free rider; no one is a bench warmer: Everyone has a positive contribution to make towards the institution being able to make big and confident strides towards the attainment of its vision over time.
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An unusual accomplishment for a bench warmer? Not at this World Cup.
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.