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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

metaphor

noun

something that is intended to represent another situation or idea

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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