charity case

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case - a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
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None of them have ever treated me like a stranger or a charity case.
Upon seeing Phoenix for the first time, the waiting room attendant immediately remarks, "A charity case, I suppose" (177).
My friends at school don't care and my oldest friends now just see me as a charity case.
He underlined that the Palestinian issue is a humanitarian, political and security issue, and expressed regret that certain sides describe it as a charity case, which damages the Palestinian cause and nature.
is here to make money But we're not some charity case, needing to sing and dance for a man like Trump so he can throw a dime in our bunnet.
Embarrassed at feeling like a charity case, she's more determined than ever to keep her head down and fit in.
And he is presented with one in his somewhat desperate shape by his friend in the Sheriff's department, albeit as a charity case and limited in scope.
I figured, "Well, I guess I'm going to have to wait a couple of years," but then they hooked me up, like a little charity case, I guess.
I think there's a sense sometimes when studios make these films that they're doing favors or that it's sort of a charity case -- we're doing it because it's the right thing to do -- but it's just good business at this point.
Rob's about to be sentenced, then Leanne asks to extend her rent deadline, but Tracy refuses to be a charity case.
Making a bid to clean every window on the iconic building which overlooks the River Tyne, the pair were suspended by ropes from the building from 6am to raise money for the station's charity Case For Kids.
This can happen in a variety of ways: overspending and making your partner feel like a charity case, being overly frugal in order to disavow differences in economic means, or pretending you've had life experiences that you haven't.