Idiom of the Week: Yes Man

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Meaning: Someone who agrees with everything their leader says or does.

Examples:

Good leaders don’t surround themselves with a bunch of yes men.

I’m not a yes man – I’ll always tell you my real opinion.

You don’t really want advice, you just want a yes man!

 

Pop Quiz:

A yes man is…

A. good.

B. bad.

C. neither good nor bad.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is B. The idiom yes man is always used in a negative way: it’s used to describe people who work for a powerful person who are afraid to give their true opinions about something because they don’t want to be punished or lose their jobs.

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