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man Friday

An assistant who is capable of many different types of tasks. I like to have my son be my man Friday during "take your child to work" day. He's a better worker than some of my employees!
See also: Friday, man

a man Friday

A man Friday is a man who is trusted by someone and helps them with lots of different jobs. She is toying with the idea of sending her new man Friday to Uttar Pradesh. Note: You can also call a woman a girl Friday. I became Lucian's girl Friday and would go during the night to fetch him from the National Gallery. Note: This expression comes from the name of a character in the novel `Robinson Crusoe' by Daniel Defoe.
See also: Friday, man
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Footprint was named the overall winner, after Man Friday and Robinsoe Crusoe capsized.
The Tokyo High Court upheld the death sentence on a man Friday for killing two pachinko parlor employees in Gunma Prefecture in 2003.
JFK, Nixon, Oliver Stone and Me is ostensibly a record of this period, the decline and fall of Oliver Stone as told by his man Friday.
Crusoe and Man Friday have become a part of our culture.
Tickets are now on sale for deckside seats on board Oakwood's Magical Theatre ship where the fellow crewmates - pretty Polly, Bluebeard the Pirate and even King Neptune himself - will be the heroes and heroines of the classic Robinson Crusoe pantomime, Man Friday.
Police arrested a man Friday on suspicion of interfering with the operation of Tokyo's Yamanote train line by throwing a bicycle onto its tracks Thursday evening, police said.
Besides, unlike Defoe's hero, these castaways were forced to manage without the help of a man Friday.
He would hereafter refuse to play man Friday, if the only reason for deference were the assumed superiority of white people.
Eugene police used a Taser to subdue a 23-year-old man Friday morning after witnesses told police the man had been dragging his girlfriend along the street.
Summary: The military court interrogated a Palestinian man Friday and subsequently issued an arrest warrant against him for allegedly being part of a terrorist group, the National News Agency reported.
Since then, he has become the Man Friday of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
BOLTON -- Two damaged cars and a person lying in the street led to the arrest of a Bolton man Friday, and possible charges against a Clinton man taken to the hospital.
The Philippines deported a Japanese man Friday who had been given a presidential pardon earlier this year after being in jail for more than 16 years for drug trafficking.
From managing the base camp, where vanity vans are lined up, to deciding on the movement of cast and crew it is safe to deduct Barlow is the man Friday.
Sailor Crusoe, played by young Tom Jaggar, hunts for hidden treasure, rescues Man Friday and is pursued by a gang of female pirates - Amy Grisdale (Fifi), Josephine Rattigan (Jou-Jou), Rebecca Arblaster (Lola) and Hannah Bannister (Mona).