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Synonyms for second-rater

a person of second-rate ability or value

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This is opposed to all the other names mentioned who are essentially either second-raters or past failures.
And as they pack their bags for an 11-week summer holiday, he bleats about their being regarded as a bunch of second-raters.
Leicester chief Richard Cockerill reckoned his pack were second-raters as Kruis and Co ran riot.
She has a good turn of foot but has been beating second-raters and the Europeans she faces today are a lot better than anything she has raced against.
But they aren't seeking to return a champion to compete against second-raters, which makes the Champion Chase very much the aim for a back-in-training Sprinter Sacre.
We should have beaten Fulham as we controlled the game and Lambert needs to take a leaf out of Di Canio's book and attempt to get his second-raters and kids as fired up as the aforementioned Italian's team will be.
Those who believe, of course, would always find reason to support their own - Villa devotees would point out that United have never won the European Cup whereas Geordies would insist that, regardless of FA Cup and European Fairs Cup successes, their loyal support of mediocrity has left Villa fans reduced to second-raters (average gates last season were 47,498 for Newcastle, 36,883 Villa).
Somewhere in an inner city estate I am sure is the next Nadal but as long as tennis persists with its elitist attitudes we as a country are second-raters at best.
Very soon the system will grind to a halt and second-raters will take the work on sub-standard rates.
But those mistakes were very much out of context with the general performances of late and for 30minutes in the first half David Moyes' side dominated their opponents - to the extent that Arsenal's driving force of Aleksandr Hleb, Mathieu Flamini and Cesc Fabregas bore the look of exasperated second-raters who did not know what had hit them and had no idea about how to get themselves into the game.
WE do need to buy a goalscorer but I cannot see who would even want to come to a dying club though, unless we just go for yet more second-raters with massive egos.
We want recruits chosen on merit instead of second-raters accepted merely to meet racial quotas.
He made a good class field look like second-raters.
Until my revelation, I regarded set-asides as strictly a pat on the head for second-raters.
Welshpool, second-raters most of the way, had their only clear-cut opening just after the resumption, when ex-Shrewsbury Town trainee Christian Courtenay hoisted a 15-yarder over the bar.