second fiddle


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second fiddle

Informal
a. the second violin in a string quartet or one of the second violins in an orchestra
b. the musical part assigned to such an instrument
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New Delhi [India], Sept 21 ( ANI ): The Congress party on Thursday said that Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi is playing second fiddle to the nation's army which has been accused of leveling atrocities on the Rohingyas.
to be A classic example where the impact on the officer assaulted appears to have played second fiddle to a derisory non-custodial sentence for the attacker.
be second fiddle at Closutton The tycoon likes value for money and seeing horses standing in a box when they could be racing because the way may need cleared for a Ricci inmate would not have sat well and there had to have been disagreements over race plans.
Ronaldo has won the award once before, back in 2008 while at Manchester United, but since then he has had to play second fiddle to Messi in the voting, finishing runner-up three times as the Argentinian claimed the crown four times.
Verdict Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs lost out to Flemenstar in a virtual match for this last season and while he doesn't have that rival to contend with here, he may play second fiddle again.
The toughest part to play in the orchestra of life is second fiddle.
Yet based on the political buzz, he's playing second fiddle to a relative newcomer, Tea Party favorite and conservative darling Ted Cruz.
They gave a gutsy performance but always looked likely to play second fiddle as Scottish established a commanding 17-0 half-time advantage and all that late Llanelli tries did was to make the scoreline more respectable.
IF UNESCO attacked Peel Holding plans to revamp Liverpool''s waterfront saying it would create an eyesore they may have an argument, but to say the proposed skyscraperswould for one minute and New York, in the world about losing a Rock Ferry relegate the Three Graces to playing second fiddle make absolutely no sense.
Summary: Comedian and actor Russell Brand had to play second fiddle to the Dalai Lama on Saturday night.
Gibbon had to play second fiddle to Talbot Ladies Open title holder Maureen Perkins at the last-32 stage, losing out 21-17 to the eventual champion, who went on to defeat Mid Cheshire's Wendy Allen 21-16 in the final.
But he is not convinced whether the likes of Mark Hughes or Marco van Basten would accept playing second fiddle as a number two.

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