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Stand-in   /stænd-ɪn/   Listen

Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult).  Synonyms: backup, backup man, fill-in, relief, reliever, substitute.  "We need extra employees for summer fill-ins"

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"Stand-in" Quotes from Famous Books

... the Hall, most of them sophs. Last year we let them alone, because they weren't of our class. This year we'll have to make a fuss over them. Lunch them and take them to ride in our cars and all that. It will be a bore, but it will pay in the end. Once we get a stand-in with them, we can run things ...
— Jane Allen: Right Guard • Edith Bancroft

Words linked to "Stand-in" :   substitute, fill-in, peer, backup, stunt woman, stunt man, replacement, equal, reliever, locum tenens, stand in, alternate, locum, match, surrogate, relief, double, compeer

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