team player

   American a non-critical supporter
   Even if it involves condoning illegality:
    The case had been closed long before. Hickman Ewing was a team player. (Evans-Pritchard, 1997 — Ewing had shown little enthusiasm for reopening an enquiry into the mysterious death of Vincent Foster)
   See also player.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • team player — ˈteam ˌplayer noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES a person who works well as a member of a team: • He was a brilliant businessman, but never a team player. * * * team player UK US noun [C] HR, WORKPLACE ► someone who works well as a member of a team …   Financial and business terms

  • team player — team .player n someone who works well as a member of a team, especially in business ▪ He was a good businessman, but never a team player …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • team player — team players N COUNT (approval) If you refer to someone as a team player, you mean that they work well with other people in order to achieve things …   English dictionary

  • team player — ► NOUN ▪ a person who plays or works well as a member of a team …   English terms dictionary

  • team player — n. one who subordinates personal aspirations and works in a coordinated effort with other members of a group, or team, in striving for a common goal …   English World dictionary

  • team player — team ,player noun count INFORMAL someone who works well with other people as part of a group …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • team player — a person who willingly works in cooperation with others. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] : someone who cares more about helping a group or team to succeed than about his or her individual success The other people on the staff don t… …   Useful english dictionary

  • team player — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms team player : singular team player plural team players informal someone who works well with other people as part of a group …   English dictionary

  • team player —  Someone who works for the betterment of the group (sports).  ► “Team player, an employee who substitutes the thinking of the herd for his own good judgment.” (Fortune, Feb. 20, 1995, p. 22) …   American business jargon

  • team player — an employee who works well with other employees    Team players that s what we need in our company …   English idioms

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