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sidelines

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsidelinessidelines[plural]DS the area just outside the lines that form the edge of a sports fieldon the sidelines Wenger stood on the sidelines shouting instructions. sideline
Examples from the Corpus
on the sidelinesOnly McManaman, with a serious knee injury, will still be on the sidelines when they return to Villa Park tonight.And I see companions and conviviality as much more on the sidelines of life than at the centre.And Congress, with its hands in its pocket-wherein reside its true concern-stands mute1y on the sidelines.Jody is standing on the sidelines watching the visitors go through their drills.A bad tendon strain in Aldaniti's off-foreleg had to be fired, and he was on the sidelines for eighteen months.
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