ride the bench

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Verb1.ride the bench - be out of the game; "Miller was riding the bench in Saturday's game"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
laze, slug, idle, stagnate - be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
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Molde was averaging 12.8 points before she sprained her left ankle in the Lady Maroons' three-set loss to Ateneo in the previous game, and Buitre, who had to ride the bench in favor of Molde and Diana Carlos, dutifully stepped up.
Summary: The Arab League Economic and Social Development summit hosted in Beirut in late January produced at least one solid takeaway: the reiterated recognition that Lebanon does not hold the keys to its own future and so must ride the bench during this economically and politically pivotal time for the region.
Biggar has had to ride the bench in three of his last four international matches.