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English definition of “time-server”

time-server

noun [C] uk   /ˈtaɪmˌsɜː.vər/ us    /-ˌsɝː.vɚ/ disapproving
a person who does not work very hard at their job, and who is just waiting until they reach the age at which they can stop work someone who changes their ideas and opinions in order to make them more like those that are held by people in power, especially because they believe it will be to their advantage
time-serving
adjective uk   us  
time-serving politicians
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