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English definition of “right-hand man”

right-hand man

noun [C usually singular]    
someone who helps and supports you the most, especially at work: How will he cope without his right-hand man?People who help or serve people professionallyHelpers and accomplicesHelpers and accomplicesPeople who help or serve people professionally
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