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[stand-in] /ˈstændˌɪn/
a substitute for a motion-picture star during the preparation of lighting, cameras, etc., or in dangerous scenes.
any substitute.
Origin of stand-in
1930-35; noun use of verb phrase stand in Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Ducking behind the bar, he shed his apron and buzzed for the stand-in bartender.

    Shock Treatment Stanley Mullen
  • Say, young fella, have you got any stand-in with your noble red brothers?

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • And what coat was worn by the stand-in for Governor Connally?

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • “Clarice certainly has some stand-in with Dolly,” observed Anne.

    The Mystery of Arnold Hall Helen M. Persons
  • John nudged the stand-in on his right, who immediately opened a portfolio to extract a sheaf of papers.

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

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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