timeserving


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time·serv·er

also time-serv·er  (tīm′sûr′vər)
n.
One who conforms to the prevailing ways and opinions of one's time or condition for personal advantage; an opportunist.

time′serv′ing adj. & n.
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Adj.1.timeserving - taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
expedient - serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"
References in classic literature ?
At any rate, whatever as coming from the god was imparted to those present seemed to be generally of a complimentary nature: a fact which illustrates the sagacity of Kolory, or else the timeserving disposition of this hardly used deity.
In intellectual and moral force Hughes stood head and shoulders above the timeserving politicians who might have aspired to the nomination', wrote Dexter Perkins in his 1956 book Charles Evans Hughes and American Democratic Statesmanship.
The importance of employee engagement for individual and organizational performance is suggested by Michael Meere's classification: those employees who are engaged--they "work with passion and feel a profound connection to their organization"; those who are not engaged--they "attend and participate at work but are timeserving and put no passion or energy into their work"; and those who are disengaged--they "are unhappy at work and .