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Origin of second best
OTHER WORDS FROM second bestsecond-best, adjective
Words nearby second best
Example sentences from the Web for second best
With Sanders, Indianapolis had the second-best run defense in the playoffs.Peyton Manning and Tom Brady Don’t Control Their Own Legacies|Evin Demirel|January 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a second-best alternative to just counting some of the votes, one which he offered when it looked like he might be losing.No, Democrats Did Not Just Want to "Count All the Votes" in the 2000 Election.|Megan McArdle|May 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So he wanted to at least explore the second-best option for getting justice for his client, a civil settlement.Five Things You Didn’t Know About DSK From John Solomon’s New Book|John Solomon|June 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Nevertheless, it was the best year since 2006, and 2010 was the second-best year, with employers adding 940,000 jobs.Obama’s Wins and Losses by the Numbers: Stocks, Jobs, Health Care, More|Josh Dzieza|January 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The other mark in gold indicates best; in blue or red, second-best.Pottery and Porcelain, from early times down to the Philadelphia exhibition of 1876|Charles Wyllys Elliott
Today it is called "England's second-best cheese," second after Stilton, of course.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
"I've hit on something at last," cried Charles exultantly, throwing himself down on my second-best armchair.
Over Mrs. Dunne's second-best shawl it was that the difficulty arose.Strangers at Lisconnel|Barlow Jane
The Sawyer was pleased with their kindness, but thought that his second-best whiskey met the merits of the case.Erema|R. D. Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for second best
noun second best
Idioms and Phrases with second best
Also, second class. Next after the first in rank or quality, inferior to the best, as in We aren't satisfied with being second best in sales, or This hotel is obviously second class. The first term dates from the first half of the 1400s, the variant from about 1800. Also see come off, def. 2; second class.