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hangers-on

noun
plural of hanger-on

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a person who is supported by or seeks support from another without making an adequate return
  • almost overnight, the singer was a star, and almost overnight, he was surrounded by hangers-on who wanted something

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“Hangers-on.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hangers-on. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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