freeloading


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free·load

 (frē′lōd′)
intr.v. free·load·ed, free·load·ing, free·loads Slang
To take advantage of the charity, generosity, or hospitality of others.

free′load′er n.
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freeloading

adjective
Slang. Of or characteristic of a parasite:
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I cannot deny that the youngsters came across very well, although thanks to constant reminders elsewhere in the script, there was a massive elephant in the room with a sign saying: "Her Majesty only takes TWO DAYS OFF a year, you lazy little freeloading gits.
I cannot deny that the youngsters came across very well, although thanks to constant reminders elsewhere in the script, there was a massive elephant in the room wearing a sign saying: "Her Majesty only takes TWO DAYS OFF a year, you lazy little freeloading gits
Daddy's Home is a hilarious new comedy and follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best step-dad to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.
Daddy's Home is a hilarious new comedy and follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.
If other businesses in the city, now crippled by extortionate business rates, were treated with the same lax largesse then we would surely see a more evenly mixed and thriving city instead of one skewed towards suffocation by the universities and freeloading students.
Due to chronic underfunding, and people coming to this country and freeloading off our NHS we will be lucky if we have an NHS for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, if it is not stopped.
Surely it makes sense to travel to places where they may legally camp rather than constantly making fools of the rest of us by freeloading, knowing just how long they can stay before being moved on.
It is one thing for a country to formulate its own interests, he says, but quite another to pigeonhole people according to their usefulness, to stigmatize them or to accuse them of freeloading.
Our government (hope they're listening) should not offer a free pathway to citizenship for the illegals, should strengthen the borders, and should stop the freeloading, like other countries with intestinal fortitude have.
On subsidised food and drink for MPs Nice to see that they are freeloading.
Estranged from his own wild-child daughter, Vladimir openly despises his wife's freeloading son and family, but when a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten the dutiful housewife's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan.
That was built for hardworking men and women of the military, not freeloading Indians," he later wrote.