always a bridesmaid, never a bride

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Said of a person who has potential that is never fulfilled.
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Sword Dancer seemed destined to be always a bridesmaid, never a bride, after losing the Kentucky derby by a nose to Tomy Lee and finishing second, beaten four lengths, to Royal Orbit in the Preakness.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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siempre una dama de honor, nunca una novia

हमेशा एक दुल्हन, कभी दुल्हन नहीं

alltid en brudepike, aldri en brud

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  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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