In The Penalty Box


In The Penalty Box
When a company's stock price is in the doldrums and has yet to rebound because of poor earnings, government regulation or another reason.

Sometimes you'll hear an analyst say "they are going to be in the penalty box for some time to come." This means that it'll be awhile before the company turns things around.


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  • Penalty box — The penalty box (sometimes called the sin bin [cite web|url=http://media.www.michigandaily.com/media/storage/paper851/news/2004/02/04/UndefinedSection/sin Bin.Awaits.Naughty.Icers 1421994.shtml|publisher=Michigan Daily|title= Sin bin awaits… …   Wikipedia

  • penalty box — penalty boxes 1) N COUNT: usu the N in sing In soccer, the penalty box is the same as the penalty area. [mainly BRIT] 2) N COUNT In ice hockey, the penalty box is an area in which players who have broken a rule have to sit for a period of time …   English dictionary

  • penalty box — noun a) An enclosed bench where a player must remain for timed period (a penalty) that is assessed after an infraction. Both players got to cool their heels for five minutes in their respective penalty boxes after the fight. b) The penalty area.… …   Wiktionary

  • penalty box — {n.} A place where penalized hockey players are required to go to wait until the penalty is over. * /Two players got into a fight and were sent to the penalty box for two minutes./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • penalty box — {n.} A place where penalized hockey players are required to go to wait until the penalty is over. * /Two players got into a fight and were sent to the penalty box for two minutes./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • penalty\ box — noun A place where penalized hockey players are required to go to wait until the penalty is over. Two players got into a fight and were sent to the penalty box for two minutes …   Словарь американских идиом

  • penalty box — n. 1. Hockey a small, enclosed area just outside the wall surrounding the rink, where a player removed from the game must wait as a penalty 2. Soccer the large rectangular area directly in front of each goal where a foul committed by a defensive… …   English World dictionary

  • penalty box — penalty .box n 1.) an area off the ice where a player in ↑ice hockey must wait after not obeying a rule 2.) a penalty area …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • penalty box — penalty ,box noun count a place next to the ice where an ICE HOCKEY player stays for a short time after breaking a rule …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • penalty box — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms penalty box : singular penalty box plural penalty boxes 1) British a penalty area 2) a place next to the ice where an ice hockey player stays for a short time after breaking a rule …   English dictionary


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