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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In an interview with Friday's edition of Elle magazine, the Italian-born Bruni-Sarkozy said: "How can anyone imagine that my husband is a yes-man who lets himself be influenced?
Jansen said: "Eric Black is only a yes-man for Brown.
CHRIS HUGHTON has insisted he is not a yes-man for Mike Ashley's regime and will fight to strengthen Newcastle's squad in January.
We're not looking for a yes-man,'' said Councilman Cameron Smyth, who also praised Caravalho.
They've added a publicity-hugging GM who hangs out in the front-row seats with his cell phone, and drops by the booth at every Fox and ESPN game with bouts of verbal diarrhea only Don King could appreciate, and a yes-man manager who will do anything he says.