hangers-on hangers-on


  • (n) someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along


  1. His Indians are mostly beggars and hangers-on, a menace only to horses, cows and the pioneers' imaginations.
  2. Nathanael West's Hollywood novel takes place mostly at the margins of the movie kingdom, the universe of set painters and extras, frustrated small-timers, hangers-on and oddities.
  3. It took Briski months to overcome the suspicions of the hookers and their hangers-on.



  1. "If you have a lot of money in your pocket, you will attract a lot of women, you will attract a lot of followers and you will attract a lot of drugs," Brillstein said. "The hangers-on job is to keep the king happy. They will never tell them...
    on Mar 2, 2007 By: Bernie Brillstein Source: Washington Post

  2. "Most of the people that are around me work in association with what I do in the music business," Fabolous explained. "I don't have any hangers-on. I can't really afford them." "But to be wrongfully accused or attacked because of your...
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Fabolous Source: Sixshot.com

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