Definition of minor premiers in English:

minor premiers

plural noun

Australian, NZ
  • The team at the top of a sports league before the finals are played.

    ‘already proclaimed minor premiers, the team swept to a 12-7 lead at half time’
    • ‘The finals are but a few weeks away and the already proclaimed minor premiers took all before them on Saturday night.’
    • ‘The premiership leaders shut down their nemesis 6–nil on Saturday, almost certainly securing their position as minor premiers for 2003.’
    • ‘The minor premiers looked a little untidy in the opening minutes.’
    • ‘The team are deserved minor premiers and boast a line of youth.’
    • ‘They will take on the minor premiers at 11.30 am.’
    • ‘The minor premiers are looking for their second premiership double in three years and a rare treble to go with their Anzac Cup title.’
    • ‘They will have a tough start to the season when they take on reigning minor premiers.’
    • ‘They were minor premiers, and, well deserved winners of the grand final.’
    • ‘As minor premiers they won the right to choose.’
    • ‘They now have the week to prepare for the grand final against the minor premiers.’