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hanger-onnoun [C]

uk   /ˌhæŋ.ərˈɒn/ us   /ˌhæŋ.ɚˈɑːn/ plural hangers-on disapproving
(Definition of hanger-on from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hanger-onnoun [C]

us   /ˈhæŋ·ərˈɔn, -ˈɑn/ plural hangers-on /ˈhæŋ·ərzˈɔn, -ˈɑn/
a person who tries to be friendly and spend time with rich or important people to get some advantage: Wherever there are rock stars, there are always hangers-on.
(Definition of hanger-on from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hanger-on”
in Chinese (Simplified) 攀附权贵者, 逢迎者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 攀附權貴者, 逢迎者…
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