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garbage time

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garbage time

noun phrase

The last few minutes of a game whose outcome has already been decided, and when players try individually for scores to increase their averages: Baker also played the final 2:26 of garbage time (1980s+ Basketball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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