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assignee

noun

someone who officially acts on behalf of another person

replacement

noun

someone or something that takes the place or does the job of another

substitute

noun

something that is used instead of something else

standby

noun

someone or something that is always available to be used if they are needed in a particular situation

successor

noun

used about someone who continues the work of, or who reaches the standard of, someone who came before them

surrogate

noun

someone or something that replaces another person or thing as their representative

alternate

noun

someone who takes the place of another person, especially in sports

stand-in

noun

someone or something that takes the place of another person or thing for a short time, especially in order to do their job while they are not available

successor

noun

used about something such as an organization or machine that replaces something that did the same job before

substitute

noun

something that people accept instead of something else, even though they know that it is not as good or as useful

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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endies

Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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