An indispensable helper or chief assistant.
- 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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