yes man

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yes man (plural yes men)

  1. (idiomatic) A person who always agrees with their employer or superior.
    Synonyms: brown noser, yeasayer (alternatively yea-sayer), Uriah Heep
    • 1868, New Zealand Parliament, Parliamentary debates, volume 55, numbers 13-25, page 2437:
      The function of a Vice-President is the job of a yes-man, as they call it in America.
    • 2003 March 21, Evan Thomas, “The 12 Year Itch”, in Newsweek:
      Rice is a "yes man," says one former top government official. "She thinks her job is just to figure out what the president is trying to say and then to say it more articulately."

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