Definition of 'also-ran'
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If we go on like this we will finish as also-rans. The Sun (2009)All the cash in the bank is little compensation for another season playing also-ran. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It condemns teams to being also-rans. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He will have to control his emotions if results do not come quickly and the sponsors refuse to back a serial winner turned also-ran. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Where once great things were expected, now she is more also-ran than star turn. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His career has coincided almost exactly with the rise of India from economic also-rans to superpower status. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I can turn an also-ran into a contender, just by song selection and changing a few things. The Sun (2014)
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