Definition of stand-in in English:


Syllabification: stand-in


A person who stands in for another, especially in a performance; a substitute: his stand-in does all the dancing sequences
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  • Onstage, stand-ins for the closing act are doing sound and lighting checks.
  • He was chipping cheeky penalties past a stand-in goalkeeper.
  • They were knocked out of the Cup after having a stand-in keeper for the second half following an injury.
substitute, replacement, deputy, surrogate, proxy, understudy, locum, supply, fill-in, cover, relief, stopgap
informal temp, pinch-hitter
(body) double, stuntmansubstitute, replacement, deputy, fill-in, stopgap, supply, surrogate, relief, acting, temporary, provisional, caretaker
informal pinch-hitting

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