advance man


Definition of advance man

: an employee who makes arrangements and handles publicity in advance of an appearance or engagement by the employer (such as a political candidate or a circus)

Examples of advance man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An advance man chose the warehouse that Klain’s father had recently opened in an area undergoing revitalization. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, "Meet Joe Biden's crisis manager, Ron Klain, who will be in the trenches with Dr. Anthony Fauci fighting COVID-19," 5 Dec. 2014 One of his teachers unwittingly asked him to work as an advance man for Nixon’s upcoming campaign visit to the campus. Washington Post,, "Dick Tuck, Democratic prankster who targeted Nixon, dies at 94," 31 May 2018 As an advance man on the presidential campaign of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, John Anderson’s last assignment was to stand on the funeral train with a list of passengers and help them get to the car each had been assigned to. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kennedy advance man remembers his last assignment," 8 Mar. 2018 Instead of riches, the Chicago native found himself in Barcelona working as an advance man in the midst of an odd mishmash of a musical revue. Special To The Oregonian,, "'El Grande de Coca-Cola' cheerily invites cringes and cackles alike," 5 Mar. 2018 Before the same event, an irate Trump phoned his longtime advance man George Gigicos to complain the crowds at the rally looked sparse on television. Kevin Liptak, CNN, "'He cut your heart out': Trump's anger proves memorable," 16 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of advance man

1882, in the meaning defined above

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15 Dec 2020

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“Advance man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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