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hanger-on

noun [C] uk   /ˌhæŋ.ərˈɒn/  us   /-ɚˈɑːn/ (plural hangers-on) disapproving
a person who tries to be friendly and spend time with rich and important people, especially to get an advantage: Wherever there is royalty, there are always hangers-on.
Translations of “hanger-on”
in Chinese (Traditional) 攀附權貴者, 逢迎者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 攀附权贵者, 逢迎者…
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