straphanger

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a commuter who uses public transportation

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a standing subway or bus passenger who grips a hanging strap for support

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CAROL Sarler said the worst thing about the heatwave is strap-hanging commuters on public transport.
JOHN Prescott has been strap-hanging on the New York subway this week, searching for ammunition to fire at his enemies back home.
And that is why Mr Prescott was strap-hanging on the New York subway during a four-day UN environmental conference.
There I was standing in a carriage, the temperature of which put downtown Hiroshima (shortly before it became no-town Hiroshima) in the shade, crammed amongst dozens of sweaty strap-hanging commuters, all wearing expressions as though they were reluctant holders of a free one-way ticket on the Belsen Express.