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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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My Man Friday on the next sunlounger was more philosophical about a few days' delay.
The children were divided into three teams - Footprint, Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday - and designed the rafts themselves, together with paddles and flags.
F1's Man Friday Nico Rosberg is 9-2 favourite to be fastest in tomorrow morning's first practice session, with Vettel and Button both 6-1 shots to top the times.
NBC] The original castaway and his man Friday are back.
CANOGA PARK -- Police arrested a second young man Friday in the stabbing of a woman by her son, authorities said.
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.
The 27-year-old Scot proved he is Formula One's Man Friday by again topping the opening-day practice times here yesterday, but knows that even if he maintains the advantage, it is unlikely to bring him a win.
He would hereafter refuse to play man Friday, if the only reason for deference were the assumed superiority of white people.
He calls him " Man Friday, " because he met him on a Friday, and makes him his companion and servant.
They prepare a hotel entertainment based on Robinson Crusoe and man Friday, which to be sure sounds less than promising.
Police arrested a man Friday evening after he allegedly fired a handgun during a fight.