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johnny-come-lately

noun [C] uk   /ˌdʒɒn.i.kʌmˈleit.li/  us   /ˌdʒɑː.ni-/ (plural johnny-come-latelies or johnnies-come-lately) disapproving
someone who has only recently started a job or activity and has suddenly become very successful
Translations of “johnny-come-lately”
in Chinese (Traditional) 新來者, 一夜成名者, 新貴…
in Chinese (Simplified) 后来者, 一夜成名者, 新贵…
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