third string

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Particularly: “Perhaps from the idea of having several strings to one's bow?”


third string

  1. (idiomatic) Of a decidedly lower quality or condition.


third string (plural third strings)

  1. (sports) A unit of players that plays behind the first and second strings; a junior varsity team.