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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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Former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino aired this view as he slammed the opposition for insisting that a Senate that features mainly "yes men" is not "compatible with democracy."
Mickoski and his closest yes men had launched an all-out war defending the last political bunker in which huddled and terrified Nikola Guevski, the convicted politician sentenced to prison, hides, Derala concludes.
Having too many 'yes men' in the previous Barisan Nasional government was one of the greatest mistakes that cost them in GE14, Tun Daim Zainuddin said today.
'All is well' in fact, is an old popular lullaby which the 'yes men' sing on a daily basis to keep the rulers in deep sleep, so that they are completely unaware of what's happening to his subjects.
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.
In this vein, the Yes Men, a loose-knit association of some 300 media activists, represent the antithesis to the Comedy Central duo's position.
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.
THE YES MEN CH4, 1.20am The thirst for tackling multinationals has given Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock a global arena in which to do battle but this movie uses satire to make the film-makers the enemy within.
That's how much Dow Chemical's stock value dipped in just 23 minutes on the morning of December 3, 2004, after its spokesman went on the BBC to announce that the company would make amends for the 1984 Bhopal toxic-gas disaster "simply because it's the fight thing to do." (Dow had acquired Union Carbide, the original owner of the Bhopal chemical plant, in 1999.) 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.