Early-bath definition

(idiomatic, euphemistic) Being shown a red card in soccer.

That was a horrible tackle, he can expect an early bath for that.

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Noun

Singular:
early-bath
Plural:
early baths

Origin of early-bath

  • From the belief that players bathe together after a match, so if a player gets sent off, he or she can get into the bath before the other players.

    From Wiktionary