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Second to none

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:38 pm
by Stevenloan
Hi everybody! I checked the meaning of "second to none" in several dictionaries, it means "to be the best" but the examples are just about things not people. Is this phrase also applied to people? For example : Among the cooks in this restaurant, Julia is second to none.

Your answers will be highly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: Second to none

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:01 pm
by trolley
Most certainly, it can apply to a person. Your example is perfect. When you apply it to a person, you need some sort of qualifier, explaining in what way they you think they are second to none...as a cook, as a Mom , as a friend, as a bullshitter, etc. You wouldn't just say "Julia is second to none" without adding some context (as you did).

Re: Second to none

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:11 am
by Stevenloan
trolley : Thanks a lot for your detailed and fantastic answer. It does help. Have a good day.

StevenLoan