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English definition of “trailing spouse”

trailing spouse

noun [C]
 
 
HR the husband or wife of an employee who is sent to work in another country: If you want to hire top people, 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 foreign secondment.
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