placeman


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placeman

(ˈpleɪsmən)
n, pl -men
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) derogatory Brit a person who holds a public office, esp for private profit and as a reward for political support
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Noun1.placeman - a disparaging term for an appointee
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
appointee - an official who is appointed
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placeman

[ˈpleɪsmæn] N (placemen (pl)) (Brit) (pej) → adlátere mf, hombre m de confianza
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It suffices to say that of the five members of the TRA only the chairperson -- a retired judge -- was not a party placeman.
Laxey have become increasingly influential behind the scenes at Rangers and even have a placeman, Nigel Crighton, on the club's board to safeguard their investment.
BLACKBURN still have their own problems and it was noticeable that Venky's placeman Shebby Singh Ven was nowhere to be seen during Appleton's unveiling yesterday at Ewood Park.
Siddle, the only placeman locked in, scoffed at reports that Starc had already been earmarked for a rest before the team even trains together for the first time at the MCG on Sunday.
But on the other hand, there is always a danger when too much power is placed in the hands of one person, quite likely to be a party placeman (or woman).
Moreover, Taliban spokesman Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi told AIP Yesterday, (May 12), that Taliban attacked on two patrolling police in Ghor Ghorai area of district Khashrod due to which one placeman was killed on the spot while other injured.
But it has emerged that the Treasury is attaching such stringent strings - such as demanding a say in the day to day running of the business under its placeman chairman - that the company and its Indian owner, Tata Motors, are almost bound to have to reject.
The Minister came across as an under-briefed, over-promoted placeman trying to shift the blame for the fiasco towards the quango.
A wounded placeman and a local were shifted to hospital.
I'll be out of work myself," said Portadown Council chief executive Tony Placeman yesterday, "except for my other jobs at Portadown Regeneration, Portadown Together and Portadown Developments.
The appointment of yet another placeman, solely designed to boost the Prime Minister's position, shows a level of distrust that Number 10 has in the Labour Party in Parliament,''he said.