HyperDic: backup_man

English > 1 sense of the expression backup man:
NOUNperson backup man, stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, fill-insomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
English > backup man: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult).
Synonymsstand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, fill-in
Narrowerdouble, stunt man, stunt womanA stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
locum tenens, locumsomeone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
surrogate, alternate, replacementsomeone who takes the place of another person
Broaderpeer, equal, match, compeerA person who is of equal standing with another in a group
Spanishdoble, substituto, suplente, sustituto
Catalansubstitut, suplent

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