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dollar-a-year

[dol-er-uh yeer] /ˈdɒl ərˈəyɪər/
adjective
1.
of or being an official or employee, especially a federal appointee, who receives a token annual salary, usually of one dollar: a dollar-a-year man.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism
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