short-timer

[shawrt-tahy-mer]
noun Informal.
a person, as a soldier, who has a short period of time left to serve on a tour of duty.

Origin:
short time + -er1

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short-timer
"one whose term or enlistment is about to expire," 1906, from short (adj.) + time.
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President as short-timer and a potential loss of patronage.
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