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Second String

What Does "Second String" Mean?

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"Second string" is an English idiom. It means "a group of substitutes or backup players on a sports team, often referring to those who are not in the starting lineup."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "second string" used in a sentence:
  • The coach decided to put in the second string players during the final minutes of the game.
  • The second string quarterback was ready to step in if the starter got injured.
  • Although they were on the second string, they trained diligently and were always ready to contribute when needed.
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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 "Second String" 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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