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Right-hand man


Important associate. An assistant that is very important to the leader. Since most people are right-handed, this idiom proclaims an associate who is as useful as one’s dominant hand. (Contrast with Ax man.)

I want you to meet my right-hand man, the guy who helps me run this business.”

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