dollar-a-year

[dol-er-uh yeer]
adjective
  1. 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
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