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standby

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of standby

  1. something or someone to which one looks for support <our old standby in times of trouble> Synonyms anchor, buttress, mainstay, pillar, reliance, dependenceRelated Words backbone, sinew(s), spine; right hand; bolsterer, crutch, handmaiden (also handmaid), prop, stay; anchorage, harbor, refuge





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