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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.
See also: benefit, fringe

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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He went travelling in Mexico, toying with the idea of being a painter, but then when he returned to England he started getting involved in "little fringy pub theatre" in Brighton.
But," he notes, "now that they had to cover the Tea Party, the tone turned negative: Overall, 27 of 61 stories (44 percent) openly suggested the movement was fringy or extremist.
Perhaps that's why people tend to refer to you as the brazen bobbed babe or the shy fringy gal.
Three-quarters of the way through 2009, it is fringy Ron Paul, more so than John McCain .
But mostly, he just wanted the mike in his hand so he could do his impassioned, grimacing, Elvis-like thing, albeit sans the fringy jumpsuit.
Glam up with Suzy Wong silks, Greek goddess gowns, fringy flappers or harem getups, or flatter a not-so-spectacular physique with a pectorally endowed Centurion chest plate.
Fringy stuff back then, perhaps, but don't think that Robertson didn't have something to do with plowing the ground to rural Ohioans whom Rove was able to convince to vote against their own best economic interests in the name of "values," the meaning of which we'll still be pondering when the four-year cycle trips around once more.
But the frivolous, fringy clothes of 1976 simply would not do, so back the judges went to an older vestige of luxury, the 1937 DRAPED MALE SUIT, using yards of the best worsted to indicate the inherent elegance of masculine power.