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Second rat to the trap

Posted by Ward on June 09, 2004

I've recently heard the expression 'he's always the second rat to the trap'. It is a not so complimentary description of an individual who seems to be at the right place and at the right time, after others have taken the risk and the arrows in opening a new opportunity. Is this heard elsewhere?