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noun 
  1. A person or animal who competed in a race but did not win.
  2. Figuratively, a loser; one soon to be forgotten.
Etymology: The phrase comes from the world of horse race betting wherein lists of winners would be published with all non-paying positions printed in a block under the heading 'Also Ran:'.


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