be second only to (someone or something)(redirected from be second only to them)
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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