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point man

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Army
point manˈpoint man noun American English  1 [singular] someone with a very important job or a lot of responsibility for a particular subject in a company or organizationpoint man on the administration’s point man on health care2 [countable]PMA a soldier who goes ahead of a group to see if there is any danger
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point manHis point man was his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger.Well, we went about 100 yards or so, and the point man from the other squad hit a booby trap.Brown was the point man for Clinton's technology policies.The point man had stepped on an antitank mine.
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