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English definition of “bird of passage”

bird of passage

noun [C] uk   (plural birds of passage) us  
UK a bird that migrates (= moves from one area to another when the season changes) a person who stays for only a short period of time in one place, job, etc.: At present the organization has to rely on young, inexperienced graduates who are usually birds of passage.
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