send off (2)
Meaning: If a referee or an umpire sends off a player, the player has to leave the field or court because they've done something wrong.
- send sb off The referee showed the player a red card and sent him off because he brought down an attacker with an illegal tackle.
- send off sb This umpire has a reputation for sending off players, so make sure you don't commit any really bad fouls.
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