Said of a person who has potential that is never fulfilled.

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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immer eine Brautjungfer, nie eine Braut

siempre una dama de honor, nunca una novia

हमेशा एक दुल्हन, कभी दुल्हन नहीं

alltid en brudepike, aldri en brud

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