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hanger-on

noun [C]  /ˈhæŋ·ərˈɔn, -ˈɑn/ (plural hangers-on  /ˈhæŋ·ərzˈɔn, -ˈɑn/) us  
a person who tries to be friendly and spend time with rich or important people to get some advantage: Wherever there are rock stars, there are always hangers-on.
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