right-hand man

right-hand man
right-hand man ˌright-hand ˈman noun [singular]
the person who supports and helps you most in your job:

• He was my right-hand man for 10 years.

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right-hand man UK US (also right hand man) noun [C] MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE
someone who works very closely with another person at a similar level, helping them with their work: »

When he took over as chief executive, he installed his right-hand man as managing director.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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