yes man

 An employee whose main function is to endorse a supervisor’s decisions. In many management environments, these people are easily identified by the deference they show to superiors and the condescending manner shown to subordinates. See also ASS-KISSER.
 ► “The ubiquity of the yes man is especially puzzling to economists, who more than most people tend to believe that organizations act rationally to make the most of something, namely money.” (Fortune, Nov. 28, 1994, p. 31)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • Yes Man — Título Di que sí (España) ¡Sí, señor! (Argentina y México) Sí señor (Perú) Si Señor (Venezuela) Ficha técnica Dirección Peyton Reed …   Wikipedia Español

  • Yes Man — Données clés Titre québécois Monsieur Oui Titre original Yes Man Réalisation Peyton Reed Scénario Jarrad Paul et Nicholas Stoller Acteurs principaux …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yes man — ou Monsieur Oui (au Québec) est un film américain réalisé par Peyton Reed, sorti le 19 décembre 2008. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution …   Wikipédia en Français

  • yes-man — / jɛsmən/, it. / jɛsmen/ locuz. ingl. [comp. di yes sì e man uomo ; propr. uomo (che dice) sì ], usata in ital. come s.m. [uomo sempre pronto a dire di sì, a dare ragione ai superiori, a mostrarsi accondiscendente o servile e sim.: un politico… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • yes|man — yes man or yes|man «YEHS MAN», noun, plural men. Informal. a person who habitually agrees with those of higher rank or greater authority than himself, without criticism: »You do not get good science as soon as you have reduced the scientists to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • yes-man — [jɛsman] n. m. ÉTYM. 1930, P. Morand, in D. D. L.; expression anglo amér.; de yes « oui », et man « homme ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Personnage qui approuve en toute circonstance la majorité ou ses supérieurs (en politique, dans les affair …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • yes man — loc.s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} persona estremamente accondiscendente, fino al servilismo, spec. nei confronti di un superiore {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XX. ETIMO: comp. di yes si e man uomo …   Dizionario italiano

  • yes-man — yes men N COUNT (disapproval) If you describe a man as a yes man, you dislike the fact that he seems always to agree with people who have authority over him, in order to gain favour …   English dictionary

  • yes-man — Someone who always agrees with people in authority is a yes man …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • yes-man — /yes man /, n., pl. yes men. a person who, regardless of actual attitude, always expresses agreement with his or her supervisor, superior, etc.; sycophant. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • yes-man — plural yes men n someone who always agrees with and obeys their employer, leader etc in order to gain some advantage used to show disapproval …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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