yes man


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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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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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Yes Man follows the story of Carl Allen, a man who's stuck in a very big rut, until he signs up for a self-help programme based on one simple rule - say yes to everything.
Steve Bruce at Birmingham is the same and certainly David O'Leary at Villa is the biggest yes man alive.
After three meetings with the conservation commission, Yes Man forwarded his motion, and we gained our approval.
NEWCASTLE United's No 1 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.
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.
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BASED on Danny Wallace's humorous memoir, Yes Man is a comedy about what would happen if one man said "yes" to everything he would have previously dismissed with a cursory "no".
Yes Man is neither as funny as Carrey's early work or a serious enough film for him to get his very real acting chops into.
Yes Man stars Jim Carrey as Carl Allen, a guy whose life is going nowhere--the operative word being "no"--until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say "yes" to everything.
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GOOD PAIRING: Carrey and Deschanel; IN TUNE: Carrey is back to his best in Yes Man
The Hollywood star is making a return to comedy in the film adaptation of Danny Wallace's Yes Man (out on December 26) and just to show how game he was, Jim did his own bungee jump for one scene.
In other words, he is not a yes man as in previous years.