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makeweight

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈmeɪk.weɪt/
something or someone, without much value of its own, that is added so that there is the correct amount or number: She may be the youngest member of the team, but she's no makeweight.
Translations of “makeweight”
in Chinese (Traditional) 湊數的人(或物), 湊足份量之物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 凑数的人(或物), 凑足份量之物…
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