Jul 26 Word of the Day
Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term β€œsecond 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 β€œSecond 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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Back in the day,when parents were allowed to spank their children as means of last resort,occasionally a mother would make a wayward child go outside and select a willowy branch which would be used to "switch" the naked legs.Having to select the instrument of your punishment was considered cruel and unusual punishment.Sometime this was pre-punishment as indicated by "And just you wait until your dad gets home".
I would alway get a Forsythia branch as the device of my cruel and unusual punishment.
by wolfbait51 April 18, 2011
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Person 1: Instead of detention, Mr. Jones made me listen to Kidz Bop in a van full of 10 year olds for an hour! It was Cruel and Unusual Punishment.

Person 2: Is that legal!?
by Fatty Mc Fat Fat, yo. August 29, 2008
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