cabide de empregos

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally: coathanger of jobs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cabide de empregos m (plural cabides de empregos)

  1. an organisation that exists primarily to provide useless jobs
    • 2013, Enrique Barahona Brenes, Três amigos ao entardecer, Letra Capital, page 116:
      Por isso serve de cabide de empregos para apadrinhados políticos.
      For this reason it serves as a coathanger of jobs for political protégés.