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English definition of “guineapig director”

guineapig director

noun [C]     MANAGEMENT
a director of a company who has been paid to take the position, but who does not take an active part in the business or know much about it: He is no guineapig director – he knows the business well and loves the job.
(Definition of guineapig director noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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