right-hand man


: a very important assistant who helps someone do a job
He/She is the CEO's right-hand man.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There, Constanzo allegedly ordered his own shooting in May 1989 — asking to be killed alongside his right-hand man. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2023 But that season was enough to catch Steichen’s eye and get Cooter on the short list of candidates to be his right-hand man. The Indianapolis Star, 1 Mar. 2023 And Cheap, who’d initially served as Anson’s second lieutenant, was now his right-hand man. David Grann, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2023 Yellowstone viewers know Chief Thomas Rainwater (Gil Burningham), your character (Rainwater’s right-hand man) and the fictional Broken Rock tribe. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Feb. 2023 And Warren Buffett’s right-hand man Charlie Munger argued in a Wall Street Journal op-ed this month that the U.S. should follow China’s lead and pass laws that prevent both crypto trading and the formation of new cryptocurrencies. Steve Mollman, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2023

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“Right-hand man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right-hand%20man. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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