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[dol-er-uh yeer] /ˈdɒl ərˈəyɪər/
of or being an official or employee, especially a federal appointee, who receives a token annual salary, usually of one dollar: a dollar-a-year man.
Origin of dollar-a-year
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As a substitute Blodgett spoke of some dollar-a-year work in Washington.

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  • "Because they'll make you a dollar-a-year man and we're not in this to make any stinking dollar a year," Harry Bettis said.

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