second fiddle

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Synonyms for second fiddle

someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role

a secondary role or function

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We will never hack it, all we will be is faceless people in row seven, seat six, next to the man with cymbals, you, that fellow, whatsisname yeah, you, the one with the second fiddle.
They gave a gutsy performance but always looked likely to play second fiddle as Scottish established a commanding 17-0 half-time advantage and all that late Llanelli tries did was to make the scoreline more respectable.
IF UNESCO attacked Peel Holding plans to revamp Liverpool''s waterfront saying it would create an eyesore they may have an argument, but to say the proposed skyscraperswould for one minute and New York, in the world about losing a Rock Ferry relegate the Three Graces to playing second fiddle make absolutely no sense.
Summary: Comedian and actor Russell Brand had to play second fiddle to the Dalai Lama on Saturday night.
Gibbon had to play second fiddle to Talbot Ladies Open title holder Maureen Perkins at the last-32 stage, losing out 21-17 to the eventual champion, who went on to defeat Mid Cheshire's Wendy Allen 21-16 in the final.
But he is not convinced whether the likes of Mark Hughes or Marco van Basten would accept playing second fiddle as a number two.
Gold admitted the cup has to play second fiddle to West Ham staying in the Premier League.
Alonso found himself playing second fiddle to Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber in yesterday's Brazilian Grand Prix as the Red Bull duo scored their fourth one-two of the year spearheaded by the German.
Ferrari's decision has effectively ensured Massa will now have to play second fiddle to Alonso for the remainder of the season.
They've supported The Answer and The Enemy but won't play second fiddle for long.
But he has had to play second fiddle to Benoit Assou-Ekotto this campaign.
As I looked down on our congregation from my vantage in the choir loft, at the near empty sanctuary during our Reformation Day service, I was at once angry and concerned, that the second-most important day on the Kirk calendar (the first being the day my Saviour gave His life for me) played second fiddle to: ice hockey practice, Rangers vs.
Sources from PPPP disclosed here Monday that the decision has been aimed to present Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari as second fiddle of (L) Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and to compete with Fatima Bhutto in National Political platform.
BEN FOSTER has thrown down the gauntlet to Sir Alex Ferguson by insisting he won't play second fiddle to Edwin van der Sar at Old Trafford next season, writes STEVE BATES.
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