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a yes-man

Meaning: If someone's a yes-man, they'll say they agree with someone, or say "yes" to them, in order to please them.

For example:

  • Do you think Larry's just a yes-man, or will he tell the president what he really thinks?

  • I don't want a yes-man. I want someone who'll tell me the truth.

Quick Quiz:

Jimmy's just a yes-man. He always says what his boss
  1. wants to hear
  2. doesn't want to hear
  3. doesn't agree with

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