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1(in sport) a box or bench to which offending players can be sent for a period as a penalty during a game, especially in ice hockey:‘his cross-check earned him two minutes in the sin bin’
- ‘The referee, under pressure from the home crowd, sent a Keighley player to sin bin for ten minutes for a very dubious high tackle.’
- ‘Both clubs had a player sent off to the sin bin within a minute of each other.’
- ‘It would be pointless losing player after player to the sin bin.’
- ‘The Broncos were a man short for the last 20 minutes after losing two players to the sin bin, but made the Bulls fight to the end.’
- ‘Both sides lost a player to the sin bin just before the interval.’
- 1.1British A place where offenders are sent for detention, punishment, or rehabilitation:‘sin bins for disruptive prisoners’‘a child removed to a sin bin’
- ‘Well not really, because he then spent his time in the sin bin for a while, and listen, it's tough as an opposition leader.’
- ‘Any pupil who needs to be told a third time will immediately be shown a red card and forced to spend the equivalent of an entire school day in a sin bin - a classroom set aside for the punishment.’
- ‘Problem families would be moved to ‘sin bins’ - secure gated communities patrolled by wardens and CCTV cameras, where they would face curfews and be kept away from the rest of society.’
- ‘He could still be sent to the sin bin with time off for good behavior.’
- ‘How long will we have to wait before he endorses the Tories idea of ‘sin bins’ to detain young offenders?’
[with object] Send (a player) to a sin bin as a penalty:‘he was sin-binned for a professional foul’
order off, tell to leave the field, dismissView synonyms
- ‘Then came Green's try from Mitchell's wayward kick, but the scorer was then sin-binned for holding on in the tackle.’
- ‘One solution may be to sin-bin players for a specific period of time for this type of offence.’
- ‘Three players were sin-binned in a fiercely-fought contest.’
- ‘The second half started badly for the Boars with a player being sin-binned for 10 minutes.’
- ‘However, he still enjoys playing in England and held his hands up when two of his team-mates were sin-binned during last night's game.’
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