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n., pl. -men.
a person who always agrees with superiors, regardless of personal convictions; sycophant.
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Noun1.yes-man - a person of unquestioning obedience
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
pushover - someone who is easily taken advantage of
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Perhaps the brand of bland backslapping plied by the motley crew of ex-jockeys and yes-men on other channels is more to his liking?
Instead he arrogantly hung on, telling the hangers-on and yes-men who surround him that he had nothing to say sorry for.
Maybe no more goose-stepping yes-men parroting the Republican Party line.
The bobbleheads are yes-men, quietly nodding in assent to the questions they raise, while raising even more.
But the painfully formulaic ``X&Y'' sounds like an album made at a conference table by a corporate committee of yes-men.
I notice as soon as you got rid of your yes-men Brian you lost your wife - was there a connection?
Whether one believes the tenets of physiognomy or not (a particularly interesting vignette is that individuals with "fair hair" tend to be weak-willed yes-men with no opinion of their own), it is certainly fascinating to read them rendered into terms that are immediately accessible to the lay reader.
Rhodri does make the occasional PR error as he does not surround himself with an army of spin doctors, yes-men and style gurus - which is a welcome contrast to other party leaders.