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visiting fireman

n. Informal
1. An important visitor who is entertained impressively.
2. A visitor, especially a tourist or conventioneer, thought to be a free spender.

visiting fireman

n
informal US a visitor whose presence is noticed because he is an important figure, a lavish spender, etc

vis′iting fire′man



n. Informal.
an influential person accorded special treatment while visiting an organization, industry, city, etc.
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Noun1.visiting fireman - an important or distinguished visitor
visitant, visitor - someone who visits
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