second fiddle

Definitions of second fiddle
1

n a secondary role or function

“he hated to play second fiddle to anyone”
Type of:
function, office, part, role
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

n someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role

Synonyms:
second banana
Type of:
foot soldier, subordinate, subsidiary, underling
an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

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