Idiom:  yes man


Idiom:  yes man

  • Someone who always agrees with everything that someone else says.  (The person always says “yes”)

Note:  This is especially used to describe someone who agrees with the opinions or proposals of someone who has more authority or to try to gain someone's approval.

Example sentences

— My boss is a total yes man, so now we have an impossible sales target from upper management.

— It’s funny how brave you are when you complain to us but you become a yes man when your girlfriend is around.

— Unfortunately, you have to be a yes man to survive here. 

— I hate how everyone is a yes man around me. I'm able to receive constructive criticism and other points of view. 

— He's a tyrant at home with his family but a total yes man at work. 

— If you continue to be a yes man, you're going to always get stuck with the worst assignments.

— I used to be a yes man but after I attended a public speaking course, I became more assertive as well as better speaker.

— Everyone around President Trump are yes men and the entire Republican party is afraid to criticize him.


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