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[hang-er-on, -awn] /ˈhæŋ ərˈɒn, -ˈɔn/

noun, plural hangers-on.
a person who remains in a place or attaches himself or herself to a group, another person, etc., although not wanted, especially in the hope or expectation of personal gain.
noun (pl) hangers-on
a sycophantic follower or dependant, esp one hoping for personal gain


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