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being a replacement or substitute for a regular member of a team

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I don't understand why people are saying it's a second-string.
Barcelona: Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to help a second-string Argentina record an easy 4-0 away win over Guatemala in a friendly and overtake Diego Maradona's international goals tally.
It leaves the likes of Rossouw, captain John Smit and centre Wynand Olivier as the only established players in the side, but the 33-year-old is not a fan of the second-string tag attached to them.
Our second string have played their second-string twice and we have got a draw and a win.
The BCCI has always been reluctant to participate in multi-discipline events and sent a second-string squad for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.
How could you call someone like Butch James, who is a World Cup winner, a second-string player?
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy named a second-string side for the trip to Old Trafford, claiming that his entire team needed freshening up after the weekend win over Tottenham Hotspur.
STOKE boss Tony Pulis will rely on a second-string line-up to progress to the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup when he takes his side to Portsmouth this evening.
A pay dispute with cricket administrators in the Caribbean meant a second-string team had to be fielded for two Tests against Bangladesh in July andndash; while the West Indies board stuck to their guns in fielding that weakened team in all matches since.
But if he is in the England Saxons squad he will play in the Churchill Cup against the likes of the United States, Canada and Georgia plus the second-string teams from Argentina and Ireland.
Ever since council planning officers decided to segue their occupation (once a second-string activity of architects) into the loftier and less taxing realm of policing local visual issues, architects have had a difficult time of it.
Appleton has a strong second-string in the form of Silver Seat, while dad Tony will try to prevent his son scoring thanks to his Generals Wizard, running from trap one, whom he bred, owns and trains.
Caleb Doyle is a miserable writer whose new play has bombed; he unwittingly shares a therapist with Kenneth Prager, the second-string critic for The New York Times who ripped his play to shreds but likes the new musical Tom & Gerry (a spin on the Preston Sturges classic The Palm Beach Story), which stars out British actor Henry Lewse, who is smitten with Doyle's recently dumped boyfriend, Toby, and has Doyle's sister, Jessie, for an assistant.
Geoffrey Rush) captures Champion City's Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear), a motley crew of second-string superheroes hopes to save the day.