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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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National PKR Women vice head Voon Shiak Ni today demanded that Kuantan Member of Parliament Fuziah Salleh to withdraw her demeaning labeling of the Women's wing as 'yes-man' under the leadership of Zuraida Kamaruddin.
Even with the majority now I have to talk to themIt doesn't mean na 'andu'n ka sa majority yes-man ka or vice versa nasa minority ka yes-man ka.
Carpenter, a bumbling yes-man. Other memorable roles were on "All in the Family'' and "General Hospital.''
Lagarde said, 'We are in fact independent, and we are not the yes-man of the euro partners, nor are we the yes-man of the European Central Bank.'
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