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visiting fireman

A visitor to some place or organization who is given preferential treatment due to their perceived importance, influence, or inclination to spend large sums of money. The district attorney was something of a visiting fireman in the office today, with everyone bending over backwards for her at every possible turn. The world-famous rapper is always treated like a visiting fireman when he comes to the casino, given the very finest food, drink, and entertainment while he spends enormous sums at the tables.
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visiting fireman

a visitor to an organization given especially cordial treatment on account of their importance. US
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visiting fireman

n. someone paying a visit to observe one’s workplace. We have a couple of visiting firemen coming today.
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