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right-hand man

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishright-hand manˌright-hand ˈman noun [singular]  HELPthe person who supports and helps you the most, especially in your job John is Bill’s right-hand man and has put a lot of time into the team.
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right-hand manHis former Sunderland boss has yet to appoint a right-hand man at Bristol City.Flynn was the nearest John had to a right-hand man.Lord Tebbit, former Tory party chairman and right-hand man to Baroness Thatcher, is backing the plan.Pallid and balding, Vladimiro Montesinos, 56, was Fujimori's intelligence chief and right-hand man.Sammy Williams was my trusted lieutenant, my right-hand man.Though himself the king's cousin, Nithard had another patron too, the king's right-hand man, the seneschal Adalard.Next door to us lived Geoffrey Hamm, Mosley's right-hand man in the area.
From Longman Business Dictionaryright-hand manˌright-hand ˈman noun [singular] the person who supports and helps you most in your jobHe was my right-hand man for 10 years.
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