in the second place

in the second place

Secondly. Modeled on the phrase "in the first place." A: "But why do you think it's a bad idea?" B: "Well, in the first place, he's married. And in the second place, he's your boss!"
See also: place, second
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in the second place

secondly; in addition. (Usually said after one has said in the first place.) In the first place, you don't have enough money to buy one. In the second place, you don't need one. In the first place, I don't have the time. In the second place, I'm not interested.
See also: place, second
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in the second place

see under in the first place.
See also: place, second
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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