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send-off (plural send-offs)
- (sports) A penalty for a serious infraction of the rules in which the player is ordered to leave for the rest of the game; red card
- 2009, Mathew Brown, Patrick Guthrie, & Greg Growden, Rugby For Dummies, →ISBN, page 333:
- A send-off occurs when a player commits a serious violation and is ordered by the referee to leave the field for the rest of the game.
- 2009, Shireen Lolesi, Wives and Girlfriends, →ISBN, page 12:
- Some of the players tried to heavy or sweet-talk the referee into reversing his decision, even as the threat of a send-off loomed.
- 2011, Sean Fagan & Dally Messenger III, The Master, →ISBN:
- Dally had a running battle with the referee, who accused him of kneeing an opponent — though, given a punch was enough to earn a send-off, perhaps the official was unsure of what he saw as Dally was not asked to leave the field.
- Alternative form of
- 1988, Charles Rey, Neil Parsons, & Michael Crowder, Monarch of All I Survey: Bechuanaland Diaries, 1929-1937, →ISBN, page 180:
- A great send-off at the station for Stanley.
- 2000, Chris Kiana, Alaska Crying Baby, →ISBN:
- The medicine man gave the faithful animal a proper send-off into its next spiritual world.
- 2011, Philippe Besson, In The Absence Of Men, →ISBN:
- You say: you should have seen it, you should have seen the send-off, the cheering crowds following us to the train, everyone joyful, clapping and shouting, cheering us on, it was like a festival to the triumphant sound of the Marseillaise.
- 2012, Binoo K. John, The Last Song Of Savio De Souza, →ISBN:
- In that coast of send-offs and farewells, how did one more send-off matter?
- 2014, Mark Robertson, Off Key, →ISBN, page 314:
- Now that he had given her the cheque from Sir John they could be a little more relaxed about giving Harry the send-off he merited.