Definition of on the bench in English:

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on the bench

1Appointed as or in the capacity of a judge or magistrate: he retired after twenty-five years on the bench
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  • The female magistrate had sat on the bench at the applicant's trial for escaping lawful custody.
  • That two of five judges on the bench thought otherwise should be chilling enough.
  • Frank worked long hours as a Judge hence his massive output of work on the bench.
2Acting as one of the possible substitutes in a sports match: Robson will again be on the bench
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  • When Charlton's season kicked off at the Reebok stadium, the three were all on the bench as substitutes.
  • York Wasps coach Garry Atkins said today that Forsyth will start tomorrow's match on the bench.
  • There must be a time when you have to call it a day, and I don't think I would like to spend the last few matches on the bench.
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