free rider



Party that enjoys a benefit accruing from a collective effort, but contributes little or nothing to the effort.

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  • Sometimes there will be a free rider at your office and it is best to get rid of the dead weight while you can.

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  • The free rider added nothing to the relationship so after a few months we had to remove him from our team.

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  • The employees considered the manager's wife a free rider because she received all of the same company perks without working for them.

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