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second string

The substitute players who replace the starters (or "first string") as a game goes on. A player on the second string is considered the second best player in that position. I'm only a freshman, so I'm thrilled to be second string. Just making the football team at all is exciting! Those guys need a breather—send in the second string.
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"It's not nice to be called the second-string team."
Although the players ended their boycott after the Bangladesh Tests, the second-string captained by Floyd Reifer also played the following one-day international series and the ICC Champions Trophy tournament that ended on Monday.
The Gunners thrashed Wolves with a team of youngsters and you have to feel that the only possi-ble chance of Albion winning the tie is for Arsene to stick with a second-string side which I am sure he will.
(Geoffrey Rush) captures Champion City's Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear), a motley crew of second-string superheroes hopes to save the day.
The roster is full of newcomers as well; indeed, just under half the company's sixteen principals have arrived since 1994, either from second-string foreign companies or the lower echelons of American Ballet Theatre.
Aston Villa's second-string suffered a disappointing defeat at the hands of a strong Blackburn Rovers side at Ewood Park.
While it's clear that pigeons prefer to orient themselves by the sun, they may also be "born with a Chinse laundry list" of second-string environmental cues they can learn to use, he concludes.
Doug Clark and Adam Curry secured the second-string match, also in three sets.
Meanwhile, giant South Africa lock Danie Rossouw has reacted angrily to suggestions he is part of a second-string Springbok side.
Raising the volume will be difficult in the Europa League tonight for Liverpool fans who are beginning to suspect their team does not have the heart for Europe's second-string tournament, despite usually fielding a second string.
The second-string Sweden national team sans their professional players have arrived in the Sultanate for a weekly preparatory camp.
YOU sensed this could be the Blues' year when a second-string side defeated Sale in a tight match at Edgeley Park.
DAVID YOUNG didn't pull any punches after his side used their get-out-of-jail card against a second-string Sale Sharks side.
But their second-string back line did not advance their claim to a call-up in a remarkable 7-7 draw with Grays Athletic Reserves.
NEW ZEALAND v ROMANIA, TODAY, 12PM: New Zealand may be fielding a largely second-string team and reeling from the late loss of Dan Carter, but they are still heavy favourites to maintain their 100% 5ecord when they take on Romania.