yes-man

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yes′-man`



n., pl. -men.
a person who always agrees with superiors, regardless of personal convictions; sycophant.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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It's got a stellar cast including Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Sarah Parish as the air heady, yes-men and women behind our favourite national institution.
The yes-men do not make waves or criticisms and make the ruler so addicted to sycophancy that he dislikes arguments which, for him are a sign of dissent and that is disloyalty.
CDATA[ 'Enlightened' rabbis, High Court justices, research institutes, respected politicians and of course, Shimon Peres, oyyy, Shimon Peres a and all those who dream to be like them, all the flunkeys and yes-men a have bewitched us.
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.