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Origin of front office
OTHER WORDS FROM front officefront-office, adjective
Words nearby front office
Idioms and Phrases with front office
The policy-making or executive individuals in an organization, as in I'll have to check with the front office before I can give you a discount. This term was originally underworld slang for police headquarters or the main detective bureau. It soon was extended to other administrative offices and their personnel. [c. 1900]