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noun & adjectiveinformal
- short for expatriate
- ‘Since I am an expat European here in New Zealand, the issue of dual nationality has been bugging me for over a decade.’
- ‘What advice does Jim, who has made being an expatriate his way of life, have for other expats?’
- ‘Johannesburg, where many expats settle, is in the process of transforming its centre with new apartment and office blocks.’
- ‘They were great expats - warm and friendly they assimilated into our society quickly and strongly.’
- ‘Companies generally need to pay expats more than locals and there's a lot more red tape to go through to get them in.’
- ‘However, it's a really friendly little place, run by various European expats.’
- ‘Another database would manage employment info for expats and their family members who want to work.’
- ‘Many expats will be more comfortable with this full-service brokerage than with the more faceless online trading firms.’
- ‘The local baker makes brown bread specially for the expats.’
- ‘We don't have a financial services authority or ombudsman in many of the countries where expats are.’
- ‘The ad was for an expat magazine, and it focused on helping expats fit into Singapore culture.’
- ‘I've talked with many expats and their suggestions run from the sublime to the subversive.’
- ‘Political intrigue, both in the host country and between the expats, only adds to the sense of drama.’
- ‘The aim of this highly contentious policy is to restrict the numbers of expats who may otherwise end up settling in Bermuda on a more permanent basis.’
- ‘Local hospital presidents are ambitious to attract more expats as well as travellers through lower costs.’
- ‘When I read an item about a corporate baseball league made up mostly of expats in Shanghai, the old urge reared its head.’
- ‘New York's East Village is filled with both Japanese expats and a ton of sushi restaurants.’
- ‘Sean was obsessed with dissecting his market into expats and locals.’
- ‘So, Americans, where shall we go to form our own expat colony?’
- ‘Drawing on her experience in this country, the only advice she would offer other expats is to see all that Bulgaria has to offer.’
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