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Meaning of “a fifth/third wheel” in the English Dictionary

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a fifth/third wheel

US a wheel on a ​vehicle to which you ​attach a trailer, or the ​trailer itself someone who is in a ​situation where they are not ​needed or are ​ignored by most ​people
(Definition of a fifth/third wheel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a fifth/third wheel”
in Chinese (Simplified) 冗员,不需要的人, 无足轻重的人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冗員,不需要的人, 無足輕重的人…
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