sideline [sīd′līn΄]
a line at or along the side; specif.,
a) either of two lines marking the side limits of a playing area, as in football or tennis
b) [pl.] the areas just outside these lines
c) a small line branching off the main line, as of a railroad, pipeline, etc.
d) a line, as of merchandise or work, in addition to one's main line
sidelined, sidelining
☆ to remove from active participation [sidelined by an injury]
☆ on the sidelines
1. in the area along the sidelines
2. outside the main sphere of action
3. not actively participating

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