company man


Definition of company man

: a worker who acquiesces in company policy without complaint

Examples of company man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ideal company man, Curry will do his job without complaint this season, weaving through double- and triple-teams to help ensure the Warriors get back to the playoffs. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, "What can Warriors do to maximize what's left of Steph Curry's prime?," 7 Feb. 2021 Nearly seven years removed from breaking from his reputation as the quintessential company man to interrupt Myers’ news conference and express his frustration with the Bazemore trade, Curry can finally call one of his best friends a teammate again. Connor Letourneau,, "Why Steph Curry reuniting with close friend Kent Bazemore benefits Warriors," 24 Nov. 2020 Now Big Papi is a company man, delivering the party line for Sox owners. Dan Shaughnessy,, "Thoughts on Titletown, TB12, UMass football, and other sports topics," 4 Feb. 2020 At age 42, Brady is no longer playing the company man., "Patriots receivers catch more heat than passes from Tom Brady - The Boston Globe," 3 Dec. 2019 The 1980s saw the inscrutable foreigner with his secret allegiance to the emperor evolve into the company man with an obsessive allegiance to work. Rumaan Alam, The New Republic, "The Factory Is a Chilling Account of the Contemporary Workplace," 2 Dec. 2019 Asked about not pitching, Cole, who has spent two seasons in Houston after five in Pittsburgh, was a company man. Cindy Boren,, "Gerrit Cole moves on from Astros: ‘Technically, I’m unemployed’," 31 Oct. 2019 The Jagat Seths then bribed the company men to attack Siraj. Iain Murray, National Review, "The Rise of the East India Company Is Not a Cautionary Tale about Corporate Power," 2 Nov. 2019 But for Nike, Franklin’s rapid transformation from trusted company man to whistleblower has created what may be the worst legal and public relations crisis in the company’s history. oregonlive, "Bad blood, betrayal turns L.A. coach into Nike whistleblower," 7 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of company man

circa 1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Company man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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