verb (used with object), side·lined, side·lin·ing.
Origin of sideline
Examples from the Web for sideline
The Democrats were able to sideline Kucinich and avoid a divisive impeachment battle.Repubs Should Take It From Kucinich: Impeachment Isn’t Worth It|Eleanor Clift|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Back in 2005, Franklin had referred to sideline reporter Holly Rowe as “sweetheart.”
Even after she left its barbed bosom, it did its best to further excommunicate and sideline her.
Which sideline reporter will appear on television first after kickoff: Erin Andrews or Pam Oliver?
A few minutes later, Ferguson, having been revived, sat on the sideline, helmet off, hair tousled, dazed.
The business flourished and some one advised my friend that he should put in popcorn as a sideline.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
Even then he had enough surplus energy to run a sideline in literature.A Circuit Rider's Wife|Corra Harris
With a sideline of fruit trees, I can get an order of some kind out of every family in the northern part of the state.The Fighting Shepherdess |Caroline Lockhart
The midnight hours he spent in the pineal gland were only a sideline of his work.The Brain|Alexander Blade
An elementary school teacher who taught music as a sideline, Gladys Thompson, organized an orchestra about 1928.Frying Pan Farm|Elizabeth Brown Pryor
also side-line, "line on the side of a fish," 1768; "lines marking the limits of playing area" (on a football field, etc.), 1862, from side (adj.) + line (q.v.). Meaning "course of business aside from one's regular occupation" is from 1890. Railway sense is from 1890. The figurative sense of "position removed from active participation" is attested from 1934 (from the railway sense or from sports, because players who are not in the game stand along the sidelines). The verb meaning "put out of play" is from 1945. Related: Sidelined; sidelining.