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right-hand man

noun [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?
Translations of “right-hand man”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指工作上的)得力助手,左膀右臂…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指工作上的)得力助手,左膀右臂…
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