English version

second-string

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsecond-stringˌsecond-ˈstring adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 UNIMPORTANTnot regularly part of a team, group etc, but sometimes taking someone else’s place in it 🔊 the Vikings’ second-string quarterback
Examples from the Corpus
second-stringShe watches her lead the second-string players as they widen the margin of victory to thirty-nine points.
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