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basement battler



basement battler (plural basement battlers)

  1. (idiomatic, sports) A team in or around the relegation zone.
    • 2010 December 28, Marc Vesty, “Stoke 0 - 2 Fulham”, BBC:
      The Cottagers had previously gone eight games without a win and had slipped into the relegation zone over Christmas, with boss Hughes criticised by fans after their 3-1 home defeat by fellow basement battlers West Ham on Boxing Day.