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company man

noun
1.
an employee whose allegiance to his employer comes before personal beliefs or loyalty to fellow workers.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for company man

company man

noun
1.
an employee who puts allegiance to the company for which he works above personal opinion or friendship
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Slang definitions & phrases for company man

company man

noun phrase

One who is, esp from the point of view of union members, devoted to the interests of the employer (1920+ Labor union)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with company man

company man

A male worker more loyal to management than to his fellow workers; also, one who informs on fellow employees. For example, He'll never join in a strike; he's a company man. Dating from the 1920s, a period of considerable labor unrest, this term uses company in the sense of “a business concern” and was often applied as a criticism by supporters of labor unions.
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