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johnny-come-lately

noun [C]     /ˌdʒɒn.i.kʌmˈleit.li/ US  /ˌdʒɑː.ni-/ (plural johnny-come-latelies or johnnies-come-lately) disapproving
someone who has only recently started a job or activity and has suddenly become very successfulPosition and status in groups and organizations
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