French translation of second best
deuxième choix mas a second-best
faute de mieux
- (= not the best) [suit, boots]
de tous les jours
⇒ It's his second-best novel.
C'est presque son meilleur roman.
- (= not perfect)
a second-best solution
un pis-allera second-best choice
to come off second best
avoir le dessous
Example Sentences Including 'second best'
She was wearing her second best boots: they were more worn and slid better.The Golden Lion
So I have to make do with second best but, as the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.Alastair McLean's 'Night Watch'
For a moment he caught himself wondering if she didn't like coming second best , even to dead Alan.PROSPECT HILL (2003)
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'second best' in Other Languages
- Brazilian Portuguese: segundo melhor
- Chinese: 第二好的
- European Spanish: segundo mejor
- French: presque le meilleur presque la meilleure
- German: zweitbeste zweitbester, zweitbestes
- Italian: secondo per qualità seconda per qualità
- Japanese: 次位の
- Korean: 두 번째로 가장 좋은
- Portuguese: segundo melhor
- Spanish: segundo mejor
Translation of second best from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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