chair warmer

chair warmer

noun Informal.
1.
an officeholder, employee, or the like, who accomplishes little, especially a person who holds an interim position.
2.
a person who lounges for long periods sitting in a chair, as in a hotel lobby or clubroom.

Origin:
1905–10

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