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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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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 test data was then validated on the ground with human stand-ins for passengers.
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.
No scenes were shot there for the latest story in the series, The Prisoner of Azkhaban, screened at cinemas around the country from next week but the film's release is being marked on Monday when the castle hosts a Madness and Magic Day, with stand-ins for some film characters.
AS England rugby fans face up to a Six Nations campaign without hero fly-half Jonny Wilkinson, IG are betting on how his stand-in - or stand-ins - will perform.
Movie stand-ins John (Martin Freeman) and Judy (Joanna Page) nervously make a dinner date while simulating sex in front of an attentive crew.
He follows Anne Robinson, John Sergeant and Paul Merton as stand-ins before a permanent host is found following the axing of Angus Deayton.
Theresienstadt - Terezin), for which Sebald or one of his stand-ins is the mournful archaeologist, supplying not just minute descriptions but old photographs and illustrations to document the vanished past and the miserable, amnesiac present.
With Ian Harvey on duty for the Australians in Cardiff and Mike Smith and Jon Lewis both injured, Gloucestershire's resources were stretched to the limit - but their stand-ins made the most of the home side's careless batting.
In a strange way - and one starkly at odds with the early media narrative of Klebold and Harris as isolated, inhuman killing machines - the pair almost emerged from the coverage as high school everymen, stand-ins for every bad memory of adolescent injury in a school setting.