cellar dweller

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cellar dweller (plural cellar dwellers)

  1. (US, Canada, Australia, sports) A team at the bottom of a league, or in a lower league.
    • 2012 February 16, “Gold Coast United suspend coach”, in ESPN Australia[1]:
      A publicity stunt has gone horribly wrong for Gold Coast United after the A-League cellar dwellers suspended their coach Miron Bleiberg indefinitely over comments regarding teenager Mitch Cooper's appointment as skipper.
    • 2012 February 12, “No Travelling Road Show For United”, in Australian four Four Two[2]:
      Cellar dwellers Gold Coast United will not be turned into a travelling road show to combat poor home support according to the club's owner Clive Palmer.
    • 2006 November 8, “Defending champs downed by cellar dweller”, in Vancouver Sun[3]:
      Defending champs downed by cellar dweller