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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
1905-1910
1905-10
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chair-warmer

noun

An untalented and dispensable person; warm body (1909+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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