Portuguese translation: um herdeiro (titular) e um suplente
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English to Portuguese translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / adult romance novel
English term or phrase:an heir and a spare
"She may have squeezed out an heir and a spare for her bore of a husband, but don’t let that fool you."
"The expression “an heir and a spare” refers to the traditional pressure for royals or wealthy people to produce at least two heirs, to raise the odds that one would survive to adulthood and be able to inherit. The first child was viewed as the heir, the second as the spare." (Rhys)