Get One’s Second Wind

Also: Get a second wind Meaning Of Idiom ‘Get One’s Second Wind’ 1. In regards to physical exercise, especially running, a second wind refers to a return to regular breathing and renewed endurance after being out of breath and exhausted. 2. Restored or increased energy and strength after feeling tired, weak, allowing one to continue … Read more

Secondhand (Second-hand, second hand)

Also: At secondhand Secondhand information Secondhand account Secondhand knowledge Secondhand belonging (car, clothing, etc.) Secondhand merchandise Meaning of Idiom ‘Secondhand’ or ‘Secondhand Information’ 1. Secondhand information is information that comes from someone who heard it from the firsthand source. This means that the information has come through two people, making it less reliable than firsthand … Read more

Play Second Fiddle

Meaning of Idiom ‘Play Second Fiddle’ To play second fiddle to someone is to be subordinate to them; to be of lesser importance. Usage “I’ve been with this company twenty years. I’m not going to play second fiddle to a kid just out of college.” “Dr. Watson always seemed to play second fiddle to Sherlock Holmes but … Read more