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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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'Previously, the mayor was seen as a 'yes man' to the Federal Territories Ministry because he could not make his own decisions and all projects and development plans in the city were approved by the minister.
Danny achieved worldwide acclaim when his book Yes Man was turned into a Hollywood movie starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel.
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It most certainly did, spawning Yes Man, the best-selling book about his experiences and now inspiring a fictionalised comedy starring Jim Carrey.
SLAPSTICK: Jim Carrey and Danny Masterson in Yes Man; FAMILY FLICK: Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughan in Four Christmases
Carrey is ably supported by Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper and a particularly zany performance by Terence Stamp as the Yes Man, Ter rence Bundley.
No one will be talking about "Yes Man" when the Oscar nominations come out next month, but this silly Jim Carrey vehicle is a much-needed corrective to the season's film fare.
Carl Jim Carrey Allison Zooey Deschanel Peter Bradley Cooper Nick John Michael Higgins Norman Rhys Darby Rooney Danny Masterson Tillie Fionnula Flanagan Terrence Terence Stamp Lucy Sasha Alexander Stephanie Molly Sims In the spectrum of Jim Carrey vehicles, "Yes Man" hews closest structurally to "Liar Liar," offering the rubber-faced comic actor plenty of opportunities to riff--but with far too few moments that approach the explosive hilarity of that earlier movie.
AFTER supporting Albion since 1985 I have to say that Bryan Robson is the worst manager ever at the Albion because he is just a yes man to Jeremy Peace, the chairman.
Another notable person on the commission was the fellow whom we came to call Yes Man. He was the lonely representative of the idea that perhaps the town should have the burden of proving that there is ecological harm, rather than forcing the applicant to show that there isn't.
'I will not be a 'yes man' or an 'apple polisher'...
Yes Man Zooey Deschanel stars in Yes Man Channing Tatum in Magic Mike (RTE One, 9.30pm - 11.20pm) Comedy, with Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel.
NEWCASTLE target Remi Garde is the perfect candidate to become the club's new head coach - but will not be a yes man for Mike Ashley.
O'Neill was a winner and was not prepared to be a yes man.
FLIGHT Of The Conchords and Yes Man star Rhys Darby couldn't believe it when security wouldn't let him into his own show at Edinburgh's Fringe festival.