hanger-on :

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  • n  someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along

  • And non-actor Jordan Nagai does fine as Carl's young hanger-on Russell.
  • They were hired by John Miller, a British ne'er-do-well and hanger-on at the fringes of London's upper crust.
  • Early that afternoon the wasted comedian was dead in his hotel bed, and a Hollywood hanger-on named Cathy Smith was in Los Angeles police custody.

  • Robert Dunlop in Belfast Telegraph
    In replying to the Mayor, Dunlop said: "I remember starting off in the late 70's and riding a bike which belonged to Joey back in 1978. This took me from just being a hanger-on in the sport to one of its major competitors. I have had a tremendous...

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