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English definition of “stand-in”

stand-in

noun [C] uk   /ˈstænd.ɪn/ us  
a person who takes the place or does the job of another person for a short time, for example because the other person is ill or on holiday: The lecturer didn't turn up, so we had to find a stand-in.
(Definition of stand-in noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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