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time-servernoun [C]

uk   /ˈtaɪmˌsɜː.vər/  us   /ˈtaɪmˌsɝː.vɚ/ UK disapproving
a ​person who does not ​work very hard at ​theirjob, and who is just ​waiting until they ​reach the ​age at which they can ​stopwork
someone who ​changestheirideas 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 ​theiradvantage
time-serving
adjective uk   /ˈtaɪmˌsɜː.vɪŋ/  us   /ˈtaɪmˌsɝː.vɪŋ/
time-serving ​politicians
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