errand boy

noun

US
: a person whose job is to run errands for important people
He worked his way up from errand boy to regional sales manager.
often used figuratively to criticize people by suggesting that they are controlled by someone more powerful
The governor is nothing more than an errand boy for the big companies in his state.

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Recent Examples on the Web If Greg can become more than an errand boy, that'll be a win for him. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 17 Apr. 2023

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“Errand boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/errand%20boy. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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