American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who substitutes for an actor while the lights and camera are adjusted or during hazardous action.
- n. A substitute.
- n. A person of similar size and shape to an actor that "stands-in" for the actor during the lengthy process of setting up a shot, who, unlike a double, does not appear in the film.
- n. A substitute
- n. someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
- to stand in (Wiktionary)
“A campaign run by the always-chingón Applied Research Center publishers of the even-more-chingón magazine, Colorlines is seeking that everyone stop using the term "illegal" outright, or at the least resort to using the awkward I-word stand-in.”
“It is often positively correlated with the standard of living, though its use as a stand-in for measuring the standard of living has come under increasing criticism and many countries are actively exploring alternative measures to GDP for that purpose.”
“Phillips highlights what I attempted to do around the controversy of what Harman said in her time as stand-in PM.”
“Indeed, there seemed to be no shortage of volunteers and stand-in aunts and uncles willing to look after the baby.”
“The film is using Pittsburgh as a stand-in for Gotham, and the a game featuring city's fictional football team plays into the storyline.”
“It was important to me that Sarah not be a flawless authorial stand-in.”
“The Belgians were playing under their stand-in coach, Pierre Denier, after Frank Vercauteren quit following last week's first leg.”
“The manager could not contain his fury at Probert's decision to dismiss Johan Djourou in the 78th minute and he accused Fulham's players of attempting to get the stand-in right-back his second yellow card.”
“Darren Bent hopes he can continue to "audition" for the role as Wayne Rooney's stand-in at next summer's European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.”
“Nathan Drake, descendant of Sir Francis Drake, 21st-century Indiana Jones stand-in and likable chap, his equally disarming mentor Sully, their antagonists and the girls that pursue Nathan, are a charming and well-drawn set of characters.”
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