right-hand man

noun
the most helpful assistant
Syn: ↑chief assistant, ↑man Friday
Hypernyms: ↑assistant, ↑helper, ↑help, ↑supporter

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noun
1. obsolete : a soldier holding a position of responsibility or command on the right of a troop of horse
2. : a valuable assistant upon whom one is accustomed to rely

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an indispensable or invaluable assistant; right hand.
[1655-65]

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right-hand man see ↑right-hand above.
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right-hand man UK US noun [singular]
the person who you regularly depend on to help you

the governor’s right-hand man

Thesaurus: people or things you can rely on or trustsynonym

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n. an indispensable helper or chief assistant

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noun [singular]
: a very important assistant who helps someone do a job

He/She is the CEO's right-hand man.

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ˌright-hand ˈman [right-hand man right-hand men] noun singular
a person who helps sb a lot and who they rely on, especially in an important job

the President's right-hand man

 
Example Bank:

Communications chief, Alastair Campbell, became Tony Blair's right-hand man in Downing Street.

He agreed to the deal after consulting his lawyer and right-hand man, Charles Alton.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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