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Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term “second string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A “Second String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
I got a call from X the other night. She had an extra ticket to a concert she bought for a friend, but they couldn’t make it so she called me to ask if I wanted to go because I am her Second String Friend.
by Deus-ex-machina August 26, 2020
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Or, “Covidiocy”: the state of the world in the year of 2020 AD resulting in the pandemic known as Covid-19.

Some already existing idiots can now be referred as Cov(idiots) or Covidiots.
Cov(idiocy) has flooded every home via television set and social media feed with constant truths and untruths and only serves to instill fear, panic and division among the populace.
by Deus-ex-machina August 02, 2020
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