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chair warmer

noun, Informal.
1.
an officeholder, employee, or the like, who accomplishes little, especially a person who holds an interim position.
2.
a person who lounges for long periods sitting in a chair, as in a hotel lobby or clubroom.
Origin of chair warmer
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10
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  • But for Cyril, I suppose the Major would have remained a chair warmer indefinitely.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan

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