bed-blocker - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈbed ˌblɒkə(r)/
singularbed-blocker
pluralbed-blockers
  1. a person who cannot return home from hospital because he or she is not able to live alone, but who does not need medical treatment

derived word

bed-blocking

 

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/ˈbed ˌblɒkɪŋ/
noun [uncountable]