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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"Yes-man" we find ourselves ultimately before the conclusion that there is an attempt to see literary prison writing as the application of "a metaphor", (6) whether denominative to decorate discourse, predicative to show the logic subject-predicate in the sense of Paul Ricoeur or in the understanding of Roman Jacobson's split reference.
This means that the "yes-man" system is a continuation of colonial system, which brings about social and economic problems.
Ngugi's analysis is founded on the following hypothesis: a political "yes-man" will never recognize the rights of a political "no-man".
The metaphor of the "yes-man" displays the idea that detention is both a colonial instrument and a political source of inspiration.
There is the re-appearance of colonial laws in the "yes-man" system.
Neo-colonialism, the system of the "yes-man", is based on colonial tactics, considering its repressive measures.
The new colonial repressive measures based on colonial tactics and contradictions characterize the "yes-man" governing line.
The "yes-man" is unable to get rid of the economic system of the foreigners based on capitalism.
The neo-colonial plight of a country led by a "yes-man" is linked to his state as a "yes-sayer".
Class struggle and exploitation constitute the internal social aspect of the "yes-man"--dependent capitalism, where equal distribution of wealth is difficult.
Jansen said: "Eric Black is only a yes-man for Brown.