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fringe benefit

A non-monetary perk, incentive, or benefit for working a job that is given in addition to one's normal wage or salary. One of the fringe benefits of working here is getting free lunch in the cafeteria.
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lunatic fringe

the more extreme members of a group. Most of the members of that religious sect are quite reasonable, but Lisa belongs to the lunatic fringe. Many people try to avoid eating a lot of fat, but Mary is part of the lunatic fringe and will eat anything.
See also: fringe, lunatic

on the fringe

1. Lit. at the outer boundary or edge of something. He doesn't live in the city, just on the fringe.
2. Fig. at the extremes of something, typically political thought. He is way out. His political ideas are really on the fringe.
See also: fringe, on
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The modelling member of the Kardashian clan Kendall, 19, arrives at LAX in a fringed leather jacket.
US style queen and socialite Olivia, 28, slips a fringed jacket over a white top and skirt for a night out in New York.
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But a feather boa, fringed piano scarf or velvet shrug (a tiny capelet with cap sleeves) could freshen it up and get you to the party in style.
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Fringed dress, pounds 140, Julien Macdonald for Debenhams; These celeb favourites are perfect for wearing with jeans for laid-back chic.
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