yes man


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yes man

n. Informal
One who tends to agree uncritically with others, especially with people in superior positions.

yes man

n
a servile, submissive, or acquiescent subordinate, assistant, or associate; sycophant
Translations

yes man

n (pej) → yes-man m inv
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