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Someone who only performs when a superior observes them; not a team player. From US Army Ranger school slang for a ranger student who doesn't give his all unless he is the one being evaluated on a mission - ie they only perform in the spotlight.
Jones is such a spotlight ranger. He didn't help with the project and then when the boss arrived he handed out the packets as if he did all the work.
by jducla June 9, 2005