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Meaning of “trailing spouse” in the English Dictionary

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trailing spousenoun [C]

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HR the husband or wife of an ​employee who is ​sent to ​work in another country: If you want to ​hiretoppeople, the ​trailing spouse ​issue is a continuous ​challenge. More enlightened ​employers are ​realising that the happiness of the '​trailing spouse' is crucial to the ​success of any ​foreignsecondment.
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