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Sports UsagePlay
Often used to describe teams being moved down in leagues due to performance. SlideAfter a dismal season, the club was relegated to a lower league.
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Professional ContextPlay
Used in workplaces to describe demotion or loss of status. SlideDue to the restructure, Dan was relegated from manager to a team member.
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Can be neutral, indicating a change in focus rather than a demotion. SlideThe project was relegated to the background during the budget crisis.