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Cinderella

noun [S]     /ˌsɪn.dərˈel.ə/ US  /-dəˈrel-/
someone or something that is given little attention or care, especially less than they deserve: Mental health has long been considered the Cinderella of the health service.People of little importance a girl in a traditional story who was badly treated by her sisters but who met and married a princeLegendary and mythological characters
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