playing time

noun

: the amount of time that a team member is allowed to play during a game
Her teammates were complaining about their lack of playing time.

Examples of playing time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The share of playing time in the outfield, meanwhile, could be subject to bigger immediate changes. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 The 49ers gave up three first-round picks to make Lance their franchise quarterback but ultimately gave up on him because injuries, a lack of playing time and the breakout play of Brock Purdy. Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 May 2024 He will be tested for playing time by veterans Sam Franklin and Nick Scott behind Xavier Woods and Jordan Fuller. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 15 May 2024 Hill made the roster last season as an undrafted rookie and got playing time because of his relentless blocking. Daniel Oyefusi, Miami Herald, 19 Apr. 2024 Everybody was excited to get on the court and (get) playing time. Gary Bedore, Kansas City Star, 15 Apr. 2024 Frazier is set to see playing time at multiple positions. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 2 Apr. 2024 Robinson, last year’s fifth round pick, could see an uptick in playing time in his second season. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 25 Mar. 2024 With Ellis getting more than 20 minutes of playing time in Sacramento’s last seven games, his defensive chops are having an impact. Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee, 24 Mar. 2024

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“Playing time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/playing%20time. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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