right-hand man Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “right-hand man” in the English Dictionary

"right-hand man" in British English

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right-hand mannoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
someone who ​helps and ​supports you the most, ​especially at ​work: How will he ​cope without his ​right-hand man?
(Definition of right-hand man from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"right-hand man" in Business English

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right-hand mannoun [C]

(also right hand man) uk   us   MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE
someone who ​works very closely with another ​person at a similar ​level, helping them with their ​work: When he took over as ​chiefexecutive, he ​installed his right-hand man as ​managingdirector.
(Definition of right-hand man from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “right-hand man”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指工作上的)得力助手,左膀右臂…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指工作上的)得力助手,左膀右臂…
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