Definition of marriage of convenience in English:

marriage of convenience

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  • A marriage that is arranged for practical, financial, or political reasons: it was a marriage of convenience, to get the woman into England
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    • So, ironically, real weddings used to be for arranged marriages - marriages of convenience.
    • Well, some of these will be temporary marriages that are really marriages of convenience, that probably won't last.
    • In this regard, the couple was not alone - plenty of their peers had undertaken marriages of convenience only to find emotional or physical satisfaction elsewhere.

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