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hireling

noun [C] uk   /ˈhaɪə.lɪŋ/  us   /ˈhaɪr-/ UK disapproving
someone who has been persuaded by an offer of money to do an unpleasant or unpopular job: He's not the boss, he's just a hireling employed to do the dirty work.
Translations of “hireling”
in Chinese (Traditional) 受僱供人使喚的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 受雇听人使唤的人…
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