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A person who serves in a supporting, secondary, or subsidiary capacity; an assistant.

The plumber left his second banana behind, to finish installing my new sink.

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second bananaA comedian who plays a secondary or supporting role, especially as straight man and traditionally in vaudeville or burlesque theatre.
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