Definition of right-hand man in English:

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right-hand man

Pronunciation: /ˈrīt ˈˌhand ˈman/

noun

An indispensable helper or chief assistant.
Example sentences
  • Calderwood can't help but tackle things head on, though, and he is ably assisted by his right-hand man, whom he refers to as the silent assassin.
  • Heath, ably assisted by his right-hand man Guy Rich - now in the Premier's Office - soon became bigger than the unit itself.
  • All of a sudden, his right-hand man, former Chief Councilman Kermit walked in, without any warning whatsoever.

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