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1A horse or an athlete fraudulently substituted for another in a competition or event.‘a horse that had been racing as a ring-in’
- ‘You'd get ring-ins like grade players and boxers.’
- ‘Like every racecourse, there were fixers, riggers, ring-ins, commentators, punters, triers, chancers, long-shots, favourites, colourful racing identities, union bosses and plenty of crooks.’
- 1.1A person or thing that is not a genuine member of a group or set.‘are you a fair dinkum pom or a ring-in?’
- ‘Our soldier was a ring-in, one of the show fighters playing the part of the local.’
- ‘What I wasn't aware of was that he was also a first gamer playing as a ring-in, and he had no idea who he was supposed to be.’
- ‘It looked the business anyway - you'd have no idea it had been thrown together over a frenetic weekend by a bunch of enthusiasts and ring-ins.’
- ‘Conscious that I was possibly a ring-in, an inauthentic reader, not ‘general’ enough, the question of audience kept niggling at the back of my mind as I read McClanahan's guide.’
- ‘I even played a few songs in a band so I could feel like less of a ring-in!’
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