In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(persona directamente por debajo de la autoridad máxima de una organización, departamento etc) número dos masculinomeet John, my second-in-command — te presento a John, mi asistente (or vice etc.)
- It is difficult to see Robinson as anything other than a second in command, a loyal lieutenant who fulfils his master's wishes.
- I was still looking shocked as I dialed a phone number, not Stallings, but his second in command.
- For the position of the leader, James would automatically hold the chair, and he would pick his own second in command.
- He and his second in command then abandoned their army, leaving Grant's friend Buckner to surrender to him.
- Santa Anna was captured and wrote out orders for his second in command to take the rest of his army out of Texas.
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