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stand-in

n. a substitute; a temporary replacement. The audience booed the stand-in. They had paid to hear a star.
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Originally, the idea of using CGI and stand-ins sounded appealing in order to still have a sense of Hoffman as Plutarch in the two remaining scenes.
The former child star, who reinvented herself as a pop act, is to be a stand-in for the station's Dermot O'Leary.
SEAL OF APPROVAL Strachan gives his stand-ins such as Martin, Bannan and Conway (below left) a thumbs-up for their fine display on Friday night
The team determined that potatoes were ideal stand-ins for passengers, given their similar physical interactions with electronic signal properties.
Former MP Slobodan Najdovski concludes for Utrinski Vesnik that it is clear that, except for the ruling parties, all other are stand-ins for creating a media image.
Collecting stories of replicas, facsimiles, stand-ins and substitutes, Story Map is a 12 hour performance that asks if we have to fake the world in order to understand it.
Gilliam hastily cast Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell as stand-ins for Ledger).
The director had to hastily cast Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell as stand-ins for Ledger.
It's incredible in this day and age of modern soaps to think that some actors could not perform on the two days of the performance so had to be replaced by stand-ins.
The lawsuit in Manhattan was filed on behalf of two residents of Glod, a remote Romanian village whose gipsies were used as stand-ins for Kazakhs in the movie.
The complaint in Manhattan was filed on behalf of two residents of Glod, a village whose Gypsies were used as stand-ins for Kazakhs in the movie.
The Chilli Chaps calendar aims to drive awareness of the meals consumers con create with Uncle Ben's chilli con came hot and medium sauces, and features Best and the lookalikes, who include David Beckham, Will Smith and Johnny Depp stand-ins.
These stand-ins rode Expedition Everest as the coaster underwent extensive testing.
There's an eternal battle between academies and journalists in the writing of history, with the scholars emphasizing long arcs of historic force and the hacks stressing the agency of particular figures--a take that has the advantage of making more interesting copy; by my count, Branch's journalistic history contains at least four stand-ins for Hamlet.