stand-in

stand-in

[stand-in]
noun
1.
a substitute for a motion-picture star during the preparation of lighting, cameras, etc., or in dangerous scenes.
2.
any substitute.

Origin:
1930–35; noun use of verb phrase stand in

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stand-in definition


  1. n.
    a substitute; a temporary replacement. : The audience booed the stand-in. They had paid to hear a star.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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