Also-ran (noun)

A person or thing that finishes in a poor position in a race or competition.

Origin:

Late 19th century: from also + ran, on the pattern of forerunner.

Examples:

  1. He was an also-ran in the presidential election.
  2. The company was an also-ran in the market competition.
  3. He was considered as a also-ran in the game.
  4. The team was an also-ran in the league.
  5. Despite the hard work, he was an also-ran in the competition.
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