sin bin

[ sin-bin ]
/ ˈsɪn ˌbɪn /
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noun Slang.
Ice Hockey. penalty box (def. 1).
British. an isolated room or facility where offenders, as misbehaving students or disruptive prisoners, are placed for a period of detention or rehabilitation: secondary-school cyberbullies sent to the sin bin; four inmates doing time in the sin bin for physical violence.
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Origin of sin bin

First recorded in 1950–55 for def. 1; 1980–85 for def. 2
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British Dictionary definitions for sin bin

sin bin

slang (in ice hockey, rugby, etc) an area off the field of play where a player who has committed a foul can be sent to sit for a specified period
British informal a special unit on a separate site from a school that disruptive schoolchildren attend until they can be reintegrated into their normal classes
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