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English definition of “stand-in”

stand-in

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈstændɪn/
a person who takes the place or does the job of someone else for a short time because that person is not available: The planned keynote speaker was unable to attend, so we had to find a stand-in at short notice.
(Definition of stand-in noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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