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Meaning of “rent-a-” in the English Dictionary

"rent-a-" in British English

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rent-a-prefix

uk   us   /ren.tə-/ UK disapproving
used when a ​person, thing, or ​group of ​peopleseems to have been ​rented for a ​particularpurpose and is not ​sincere: Most of the ​people on the ​protestseemed to be rent-a-mob, not ​realsupporters.humorous Old rent-a-quote is always ​turning up on TV to give his ​opinions.
(Definition of rent-a- from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rent-a-”
in Chinese (Simplified) 雇用的, 动机不纯的, 雇来装样子蒙混的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 僱用的, 動機不純的, 僱來裝樣子蒙混的…
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