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charity case

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Definition of charity case in English:

noun

informal
A person or group regarded as needing help or financial support: she was sent as a charity case to a Catholic boarding school I like to pay my way, not be a charity case
More example sentences
  • I was a charity case and felt intimidated by all the Ivy Leaguers.
  • You can be intelligent and be poverty-stricken, but to be treated as a charity case by the welfare system is insulting.
  • Seventy percent of his patients are charity cases; the remaining 30% seek him out and pay for his services because the quality of his work is world-class.

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