But when you try to oust the queen, you better be successful, lest she decides to relegate you to oblivion.
In the end, these entanglements could relegate the everyday people of Ivory Coast to the bottom of his priorities.
The number of women who opt for this type of experience is too large to relegate to the fringe.
But we relegate and outsource our programming capabilities at our own peril.
This doubt alone could explain the corps' decision to relegate the units to the backwaters of the war zone.
All good Americans, we are told, relegate the sojourn to a more distant future.
I'll not give him too hard or too unpleasant employment, not relegate him to Britain or Dacia or Syria.
To begin with, we must relegate Selection to its proper place.
Indeed, the Americans are the only people who relegate the dance to the young alone.
But this does not relegate these civilized nations to savagism.
1590s "to banish, send into exile," from Latin relegatus, past participle of relegare "remove, dismiss, banish, send away, schedule, put aside," from re- "back" (see re-) + legare "send with a commission" (see legate). Meaning "place in a position of inferiority" is recorded from 1790. Related: Relegated; relegating; relegable.