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She was wearing her second best boots: they were more worn and slid better. Haines, Pamela THE GOLDEN LIONSo I have to make do with second best but, as the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. MacNeill, Alistair ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT WATCH'For a moment he caught himself wondering if she didn't like coming second best, even to dead Alan. Richard Francis PROSPECT HILL (2003)I know what it's like to be deeply in love, but when it came right down to it, I realized I couldn't accept second best. Debbie Macomber ANGELS EVERYWHERE (2002)Do you feel second-best to his wife in life rather than death? The Sun (2008)Tell him that knowing he has secrets on his camera makes you feel second-best and that you need reassurance. The Sun (2011)But the English ace insists he is only the second-best player at his club! The Sun (2010)It's no consolation being the second-best team. The Sun (2011)They maintain the top flight's second-best disciplinary record. Times, Sunday Times (2014)City arrived boasting the second-best defensive record in the Championship. The Sun (2006)He left her that "second-best bed '. Rodney Bolt HISTORY PLAY: The Lives and After-life of Christopher Marlowe (2004)

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Translations for 'second best'

British English: second best ADJECTIVE
Second best is used to describe something that is not as good as the best thing of its kind but is better than all the other things of that kind.
He put on his second-best suit.
  • American English: second best
  • Brazilian Portuguese: segundo melhor
  • Chinese: 第二好的
  • European Spanish: segundo mejor
  • French: presque le meilleur
  • German: zweitbeste
  • Italian: secondo per qualità
  • Japanese: 次位の
  • Korean: 두 번째로 가장 좋은
  • European Portuguese: segundo melhor
  • Latin American Spanish: segundo mejor

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Definition of second best from the Collins English Dictionary
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