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jobs for the boys

UK informal disapproving
work that someone in an ​importantposition gives to ​theirfriends or ​relations
(Definition of jobs for the boys from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jobs for the boys”
in Chinese (Simplified) (身居要职的人)为亲朋故旧安排的工作…
in Chinese (Traditional) (身居要職的人)為親朋好友安排的工作…
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