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First Loser

What Does "First Loser" Mean?

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"First loser" is an English idiom. It is a humorous or sarcastic way to refer to the person or team that finishes in second place.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "first loser" used in a sentence:
  • He jokingly referred to the runner-up as the first loser.
  • Second place is just the first loser in the eyes of some competitors.
  • If you're not first, you're the first loser, as the saying goes.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "First Loser" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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