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rent-a-prefix

uk   /ren.tə-/ us   /ren.t̬ə-/ UK disapproving
used when a person, thing, or group of people seems to have been rented for a particular purpose and is not sincere: Most of the people on the protest seemed to be rent-a-mob, not real supporters.humorous Old rent-a-quote is always turning up on TV to give his opinions.
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