right-hand man

noun

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

Examples of right-hand man in a Sentence

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“Right-hand man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right-hand%20man. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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