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back office

noun
1.
any department or office, as a private office or a department of record keeping, that is not usually seen by outsiders.
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  • The next afternoon there was an interview in the back office.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • In their back office some of the party it is said were disguised.

    Tea Leaves Various
  • They're installing a 'phone now, and he will sleep on a cot in the back office.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • Dick disappeared into the back office, and I had to wait some time.

  • I closed the back office door quietly and went back to work.

    The Kenzie Report Mark Clifton
British Dictionary definitions for back office

back office

noun
1.
  1. the administrative and support staff of a financial institution or other business
  2. (as modifier): back-office operations
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