Synonyms for second-best
- below par
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SECOND-BEST
Oh, father,” cried Polly in alarm, “these are my second-best boots!
I had the feeling that I had come off second-best in the encounter.
Did you ever feel like arguing with a gentleman when you had on your second-best clothes and no ruffle?
She was in sober, every-day serge now, and pulling on her second-best cloak.
I kept a detaining arm on Peter's sleeve,—his second-best sleeve.
In his previous contests with the wily Pole he had always come off second-best.
An auto-taxi is second-best, but be sure that the top is off.
"You seem to have come off second-best," suggested Draycott.
How you hated our economical mother's second-best furniture and dinners!
Praise, according to Aristotle, does not belong to the best things, but only to the second-best.