bit player


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bit player

1. An actor with a small or insignificant part in a performance. I've been a professional actor for a few years now, but I've only been able to find work as a bit player in a couple of television shows.
2. By extension, a person with a minor, unimportant, or unimpressive role in something. This business is full of bit players who never advance in their careers.
See also: bit, player
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Meath can prove he is more than a bit player in today's Vodafone Derby and is the each-way advice as Aidan O'Brien bids for his third win in the race following Galileo (2001) and High Chaparral (2002), writes Tony O'Hehir.
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Fast forward a week and now, apart from Red Scousers, Cole is a money-grabbing has-been, a Chelsea bit player who scored one good goal and has never really recovered from injury.
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FORMER Scotland star Jackie McNamara yesterday quit Aberdeen because he was not prepared to be a bit player under Jimmy Calderwood.