- American a non-critical supporterEven 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. R. W. Holder. 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