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a marriage of convenience

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha marriage of conveniencea marriage of convenienceSSFMARRYa marriage that has been agreed for a particular purpose, not because the two people love each other 🔊 In the past most royal marriages were marriages of convenience, arranged for political reasons. convenience
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a marriage of convenienceGerard Depardieu plays a French immigrant in a marriage of convenience with Andie McDowell.He told me he was in a marriage of convenience.Though the diplomatic courtship is at an early stage, the Foreign Office is optimistic about such a marriage of convenience.After all, it was a marriage of convenience for her.The Home Office had suspected that it was a marriage of convenience, to get the woman in.It was a marriage of convenience.
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