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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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HMRC cannot continue to hide behind its placemen liquidators.
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When placemen checking dusty diaries Fearing wolfhounds at the gate Announce at last delayed enquiries And leave the scapegoat to his fate.