Definition of “time-server” - English Dictionary

“time-server” in British English

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time-servernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtaɪmˌsɜː.vər/ us /ˈtaɪmˌsɝː.vɚ/ UK disapproving

a person who does not work very hard at their job, and who is just waiting until they reach the age at which they can stop work

someone who changes their ideas and opinions in order to make them more like those that are held by people in power, especially because they believe it will be to their advantage

time-serving
adjective uk /ˈtaɪmˌsɜː.vɪŋ/ us /ˈtaɪmˌsɝː.vɪŋ/

time-serving politicians

(Definition of “time-server” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)