[ sahyd-lahyn ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌlaɪn /
a line at the side of something.
a business or activity pursued in addition to one's primary business; a second occupation.
an additional or auxiliary line of goods: a grocery store with a sideline of household furnishings.
sidelines, the position or point of view taken by a person who observes an activity or situation but does not directly participate in it.
verb (used with object), side·lined, side·lin·ing.
to render incapable of participation, especially in anything involving vigorous, physical action, as a sport: An injury to his throwing arm sidelined the quarterback for two weeks.
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British Dictionary definitions for side-lining
/ (ˈsaɪdˌlaɪn) /
sport a line that marks the side boundary of a playing area
a subsidiary interest or source of income
an auxiliary business activity or line of merchandise
to prevent (a player) from taking part in a game
to prevent (a person) from pursuing a particular activity, operation, career, etc
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