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English noun: backup man

1. backup man (person) someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)


SamplesThe star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes.
We need extra employees for summer fill-ins.


Synonymsbackup, fill-in, relief, reliever, stand-in, substitute


Broader (hypernym)compeer, equal, match, peer


Narrower (hyponym)alternate, double, locum, locum tenens, replacement, stunt man, stunt woman, surrogate









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