fill-in fill-in

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

Usage(s):

  1. With more and more sites emphasizing flexibility and user control over content, Evite's fill-in-the-blanks approach feels clumsy and dated.
  2. He thanked his father Daddy King and others for fill-in speeches to cover his tardiness.
  3. The surgeons obediently described the operations to remove a polyp from his throat and repair an abdominal hernia, but their fill-in was far too sketchy for Lyndon Johnson.

News

  1. Rafael Betancourt due back Friday, will resume closing

    Rafael Betancourt is expected to come off the disabled list Friday and Jason Mastrodonato of MLB.com reports that he’ll slide right back into the Rockies’ closer role despite fill-in Rex Brothers doing a fantastic job. Betancourt has missed the past month with a groin injury, during which time Brothers has thrown 8.2 shutout innings while…
    on June 26, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: HardballTalk

  2. Priest Back on Duty in S Dakota

    The Irish priest who lost his parish in South Dakota because of a messy green card snafu was told in January he could return to work on a fill-in basis until the summer.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Irish Central

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