Definition of 'stand in'
Example sentences containing 'stand in'
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Billy Flynn moved slowly to stand in front of the seated figure who smiled up at him benevolently. THE ONLY GAMEYou can have a lawyer come here and advise you, but you will still have to stand in a line-up. YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)She really ought to be going - she'd promised to stand in for Daphne. DEATH SPEAKS SOFTLY
Ben thought Avery, the dad, could stand in for Harry Dean Stanton, looking enough like him to be his twin. WHEN THE WOMEN COME OUT TO DANCE (2002)
If you get sick, they cancel or the stand-in goes on and either way the punters ain't happy. MR STARLIGHT (2004)She had been a bit-part player in Rice Court's drama- a stand-in. SPLITTING (2004)I was driven, obsessed with Mother of whom Nicola was a clear reflection, a cherished stand-in. A DEATH IN THE FAMILY (2004)
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Translations for 'stand in'
British English: stand-in NOUN
A stand-in is a person who takes someone else's place or does someone else's job for a while, for example because the other person is ill or away.
He was a stand-in for my regular doctor.
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