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stand-in

[stand-in] /ˈstændˌɪn/
noun
1.
a substitute for a motion-picture star during the preparation of lighting, cameras, etc., or in dangerous scenes.
2.
any substitute.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; noun use of verb phrase stand in
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British Dictionary definitions for stand in

stand in

verb
1.
(intransitive, adverb) usually foll by for. to act as a substitute
2.
stand someone in good stead, to be of benefit or advantage to someone
noun
3.
  1. a person or thing that serves as a substitute
  2. (as modifier): a stand-in teacher
4.
a person who substitutes for an actor during intervals of waiting or in dangerous stunts
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Word Origin and History for stand in
v.

"substitute," 1904, show-biz slang, from stand (v.). As a noun, it is attested from 1928.

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Slang definitions & phrases for stand in

stand for

verb phrase

To tolerate or abide something; SWALLOW something • usually in the negative: He said he wouldn't stand for being replaced (entry form 1626+, variant 1970s+)


standee

noun

A person forced to stand because all seats are sold or occupied: long lines of standees waiting their turns (1856+)


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