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English definition of “second best”

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second best

adjective
 
 
not the best but the next best: the second best candidateQuite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
second best noun [U]
Translations of “second best”
in Russian занимающий второе место…
in Turkish ikinci en iyi…
in Polish drugi z kolei, rezerwowy…
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