second stringsecond string
Brett was the second string quarterback on the high school varsity football team but he was confident that he would be the starting quarterback next year when he becomes a senior.
An example of second string is the quarterback who only gets put into the game after the better quarterback breaks his arm.
- Sports that is the second or a substitute choice for play at the specified position
- subordinate or inferior in rank, importance, etc.
Origin of second-stringsee string, noun