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yes man

One who always agrees with authority figures, in order to gain favor with them. Stephanie only hired Tim because he's a yes man and won't challenge her authority.
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yes-man

Someone who agrees to everything, seemingly without giving it a thought. Usually a derisive term suggesting that the person is a mindless follower of what/whomever they are agreeing to/with. You can't trust what Chad says, he's just the boss's yes-man. I doubt he has an original thought in his head!
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The Yes Men Are Revolting is the third documentary-movie featuring the "Yes Men", Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum, who are famous for pulling off-the-wall hoaxes to attract attention to social problems.
Players with a voice - Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton etc, have given way to yes men in the dressing room.
As an activist collective that uses political satire to level pointed critiques against corporations, governments, and news organizations, the Yes Men figure prominently in discussions of satirical fake news precisely because they have emerged as politically motivated practitioners of the form.
THE most practical way of avoiding the disruption caused by clueless owners sacking the manager when the team fail to win every match is surely for the yes men in the game to do their job and say yes to everything.
London, Apr 19 ( ANI ): Jessie J refuses to surround herself with yes men, despite her superstar status.
SIR - The announcement of the team of YES men who will lead the campaign for greater powers for the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) in next year's referendum invites comment.
Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano are the Yes Men who embarrass big business by exposing their unsavoury practices as seen in True Stories: The Yes Men Fix The World (Tuesday, More 4, 10pm).
Chamber of Commerce isn't laughing after political-pranksters The Yes Men staged a fake press conference at the National Press Club in mid-October, supposedly announcing the Chamber's new approach to climate change policy.
Within the hour, the flack was exposed as one of the Yes Men, a duo that's spent the past decade perfecting the art of anti-corporate trickery.
In a new documentary about Bichlbaum and Bonanno, The Yes Men Fix the World (out October 23), several conference attendees are shown holding the flickering candles after the duo's exit, still unsure whether they're touching human remains.
Yes Men Fix The World follows Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano who pose as top executives of giant corporations to convince viewers corporate greed is destroying the planet.
BEFORE a mutual friend introduced them in the mid-90s, the Yes Men were busy making mischief in their own individual ways.
TYNESIDE Cinema in Newcastle is one of just 21 venues across the country to host a live debate and an exclusive screening of award-winning film The Yes Men Fix The World.
The free, 14-page "special edition" - and an equally realistic looking sister website - was the work of a group of liberal-leaning pranksters known as The Yes Men.
With activists continually broadening their toolbox of tactics, groups like Greenpeace and the Yes Men are turning the notion of identity theft on its head.