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also time-serv·er  (tīm′sûr′vər)
One who conforms to the prevailing ways and opinions of one's time or condition for personal advantage; an opportunist.

time′serv′ing adj. & n.
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Adj.1.timeserving - taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
expedient - serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"
References in classic literature ?
At any rate, whatever as coming from the god was imparted to those present seemed to be generally of a complimentary nature: a fact which illustrates the sagacity of Kolory, or else the timeserving disposition of this hardly used deity.
Servant leadership is appropriate to advance workgroup fellows' operation, particularly when leader and fellows interplays within the workgroup are compatible with cultural arrangements: the servant leader, instead of participating in timeserving behaviors, is involved in the separate group fellow's growth and career improvement.
In intellectual and moral force Hughes stood head and shoulders above the timeserving politicians who might have aspired to the nomination', wrote Dexter Perkins in his 1956 book Charles Evans Hughes and American Democratic Statesmanship.
Consultancy is a client's market, in which the latter's authority triumphs and social entities extend across quality unreliability and prevent short-run timeserving conduct
2009) The new economics of organization (NEO) considers public entities as arrangements of rationally impenetrable and timeserving participants (Pera, 2014a, b) who must be menaced to be disciplined for the purpose of compelling them to become transparent.
Investors are not interested in switching audit committee members (the change may appear from the timeserving behavior of management).
Going feral is shorthand for neither retiring nor staying on as a tired, timeserving, tenured salary collector of declining relevance, or as Schrodt puts it in announcing his move to full-time consulting: "I've left to pursue other opportunities and get my fat Boomer butt out of the way.