hanger on

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One who hangs on, or sticks to, a person, place, or service; a dependent; one who adheres to others’ society longer than he is wanted. - Oliver Goldsmith
a parasite
{n} a dependant, flatterer, sycophant
disapproval If you describe someone as a hanger-on, you are critical of them because they are trying to be friendly with a richer or more important person, especially in order to gain an advantage for themselves. For every one or two talented people in any group of artists, there are hordes of talentless hangers-on. hangers-on someone who spends a lot of time with a rich or important person, because they hope to get some advantage for themselves
someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along
hangeron
One who hangs on, or sticks to, a person, place, or service; a dependent; one who adheres to others' society longer than he is wanted
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