ten percenter

ten percenter

1. An agent, as for an athlete or actor, who is paid 10% of their client's earnings. I was sick of those parasitic ten percenters getting paid for my hard work, so I decided to start representing myself.
2. A joke that only 10% of the audience will understand. Don't include a ten percenter like that in your routine, John. It will grind the pace of your entire show to a halt.
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ten percenter

n. an agent who collects 10 percent. I’ve been supporting that ten percenter for years, and he was robbing me blind.
See also: ten
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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