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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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Pervez Musharraf could not get out from the clutches of the yes-men around him.
Zia convinced him that with the death of Bhutto, Pakistan People's Party had been doomed forever, history proved them wrong; because the yes-men always look for their own future and not of the country.
Musharraf still repents his decision about the NRO and blames the yes-men type of politicians around him.
During his first term as Prime Minister, he was hijacked by the yes-men.
Strangely, Nawaz Sharif is happy with what his yes-men are telling him on TV channels.
But the people of Southern California have a bunch of party yes-men and yes-women who don't dare rock the boat for fear of missing out on a plum committee assignment or cocktail party.
Cartoonist Patrick O'Connor is way off base in portraying President Bush's Cabinet as a bunch of yes-men and -women (View From the Valley, Nov.
But his propensity for surrounding himself more with yes-men than competent men (he once physically attacked a follower who questioned one of his decisions) led to his almost comically inept but spectacularly sad downfall.
Before the two hooked up, Lewis' yes-men had convinced him he was the greatest thing since Ali and he behaved as such: He believed he deserved enormous paydays even though he hadn't fought anyone worthwhile.
The administration at Cal State Northridge and its yes-men in the athletic department just don't get it.
Is it to have yes-men parade by and praise the council?