the executive or administrative office of a company, organization, etc.
- front-office, adjective
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How to use front office in a sentence
It makes for a riveting NFL culture war, with coaches, front offices and ownership so accustomed to hoarding control and signal callers being satisfied with selling whatever product they are given.The NFL’s top QBs are waking up to their power, following Tom Brady and LeBron James | Jerry Brewer | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Keene, who has worked as a cheerleader or in the team’s front office since 2003, did not respond to requests for comment.Former cheerleaders settle with Washington Football Team as program’s future is in doubt | Beth Reinhard | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
The Washington Football Team coach and the two men he hired to run the front office have found they have similar philosophies about building teams, finding players and reaching consensus.Finding the right QB is the first — and most crucial — task for Washington’s new front office | Les Carpenter | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Washington shifted to a coach-centric front office when it hired Rivera last year, giving him control of the football operations.Washington names Martin Mayhew as GM, Marty Hurney as executive vice president | Nicki Jhabvala | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
His vision, he said at the time, was to create a collaborative front office, where he works closely with the head of personnel and other executives on major decisions.Washington working to hire 49ers executive Martin Mayhew to a front-office role | Nicki Jhabvala, Mark Maske | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Hitchcock glances at it and says, “Let's send it on up to the front office.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Everyone—staff, stars, rookies, front office, back office—has to be in top form, at the top of their game.Tony La Russa Explains How To Make It To The World Series | Dave Pottruck | October 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nolen proceeded directly from human resources to the front office.The Muslim Convert Behind America’s First Workplace Beheading | Michael Daly | September 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After her pitch, Tara will most likely head “to a cat carrier in the front office.”Here’s How Our Hero Cat Will ‘Throw’ the First Pitch | Kelly Williams Brown | May 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Several NFL players, front office staff, and commentators have said that Sam could be a distraction to his team.UMass’ Derrick Gordon Makes History as the First Openly Gay Player in DI Men’s College Basketball | Ben Teitelbaum | April 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Without further interruption, we reached the front office, where we found the clerk and the man in velveteen with the fur cap.Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
The vision came to him of a pompous old man in prison gray, strutting about the front office with silk socks and a Havana cigar.Whispering Wires | Henry Leverage
Dicky Gossip—a Portuguese clerk commonly so called—rushed forthwith to the front office, and returned with equal rapidity.
To make sure, punch the clock in the front office each time you pass.I Walked in Arden | Jack Crawford
The old lawyer's lank figure had hardly disappeared out of the front office when Peckham rang for Caput Magnus.By Advice of Counsel | Arthur Train
Other 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]
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