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be second only to (someone or something)
To be regarded as less valuable or important than only one other person or thing. She's a great candidate for the job—her experience is second only to her knowledge of the industry.
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be second only to somebody/somethingbe in a position where only one person or thing is better, more important, etc: As a pianist, he was second only to Rubinstein.
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