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People will see it as Author Name with your public flash cards. Second fiddle is a role played by an assistant or second-in-command to someone else. YourDictionary definition and usage example.
Link to this page. In etymological terms it is something of a rarity as such plausible guesses are usually incorrect. We can say with certainty how the expression 'play second fiddle' derived; what isn't so clear is precisely when and where. We can make a pretty good stab at those questions, as all the early uses of the expression in print date to early 19th century London.
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The first example I can find of the phrase 'play second fiddle' in print is from the English newspaper The Morning Post , September Storace and Braham are gone to Bath, dis- gusted, it is said, to find that, after being engaged to oppose Mrs.