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  Lexical Item or Phrase: riding the pine
 
  Meaning: A person never gets into a game, he just sits on the bench.
 
  Date Collected: 02/21/2002
 
  Student Name: piper
 
  Social Group: 2002 Oakridge High School Athletes
 
  Part of Speech: phrase
 
  Source: Comes from the fact that some benches are made out of pine.
 
  Context: Used for any sport when talking about someone who usually dosen't play.
 
  Connotations: Riding the pine is negative, because it means that you are not very good at a particular sport.
 
  Examples: Christensen is riding the pine again today.
 
  Sociological Implications: General sports slang.

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