pillow driver
 n.— «The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says there are at least 1.5 million Iraqi refugees in Syria. If they seek work, they will lose their status as refugees. Iraqi refugees who were once doctors, engineers, athletes, artists and businessmen sit it out in Syria with nothing to do. “They call us the pillow drivers here,” says Dr. Jassim Alwan who fled Baghdad after he was arrested by U.S. forces in 2003. “I was humiliated like an animal by those who call themselves soldiers of liberty, so I decided to flee to Syria.”» —“Syria Now Home to a Million ‘Pillow Drivers’” in Damascus, Syria Inter Press Service Mar. 24, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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