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lead-swinger Line breaks: lead-swinger

Definition of lead-swinger in English:

noun

British informal
A person who shirks their duty; an idler.
Example sentences
  • A member of the public condemned what he called the lead-swingers of the council.
  • When I hear about panic attacks, I immediately think: lead swinger.
  • If I had stayed in the orderly room much longer, I should have become a lead-swinger too.

Origin

Early 20th century: from the phrase swing the lead.

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