right-hand man

noun

Definition of right-hand man

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

Word by Word Definitions

right-hand play
  1. : situated on the right

  2. : right-handed

  3. : chiefly relied on

  1. : the hand on a person's right side

  2. : an indispensable person

  3. : the right side

man play
  1. : an individual human

  2. : a man belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : husband

  1. : to supply with people (as for service)

  2. : to station members of a ship's crew at

  3. : to serve in the force or complement of


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