I had swaggered, boasted, had taken a challenge for a bout and a quarrel like any hanger-on of a tavern.
From Venice he wrote: "I am a gentleman here, but only a hanger-on at home."
Young as he was, he soon justified himself as something more than a hanger-on of great men of letters.
“Yes, I feel that I am only a hanger-on to mother since we reached France,” he confessed.
But he had gone steadily downhill until he was now a saloon lounger and hanger-on.
She was kind of a hanger-on, Cornelia was, you see, and she was used to going where she was sent.
The other cousin remained in the colony, and is now a hanger-on about up-country stations.
The whole gang of hanger-on chiefs is perpetually loaded to the guards.
Curse you and your vile hints, you mongrel, you hanger-on, you scurrilous beast!
But Borrow was never a hanger-on of British society, and we never saw him.