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seagull manager

business slang A manager who only becomes involved in a matter when a problem is perceived to have arisen, especially when he or she has little other knowledge about said matter and only causes more problems as a result of his or her involvement. I'm sick of this new seagull manager. If he would just let us get on with our work instead of swooping in every time there's a hiccup, we'd nearly be finished by now!
See also: seagull
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The astonished manager glanced over the blue papers which his visitor had handed him.
May I ask," said the manager, "are you the same Denver who commanded at one time on the North American station?
the manager asked, after one look at the newcomer's face.
To ask for another room would be, as he could plainly see, an offence in the eyes of the manager.
Still mindful of the slur that had been cast on one of his best bedchambers, the manager took occasion to ask the travellers the next morning how they liked their room.
exclaimed the manager, quite horrified, 'you'd spoil it for ever.
Why, as he is now,' said the manager, striking his knee emphatically; 'without a pad upon his body, and hardly a touch of paint upon his face, he'd make such an actor for the starved business as was never seen in this country.
Kurtz,' I continued severely,'is General Manager, you won't have the opportunity.
Who paid the ex- penses of the noble enterprise I don't know; but the uncle of our manager was leader of that lot.
The Manager bowed and then turned to Pinocchio and said: "Ready, Pinocchio
Our manager will, this afternoon, be at the Court of Assize at Versailles, with the letter--the letter containing the name of the murderer
Edna found the manager of the Loops a full-fleshed, heavy-jowled man, bushy of eyebrow and generally belligerent of aspect, with an absent-minded scowl on his face and a black cigar stuck in the midst thereof.
As the manager of the Performance sits before the curtain on the boards and looks into the Fair, a feeling of profound melancholy comes over him in his survey of the bustling place.
Still a manager was a manager, and I said I would soon see whether this was the relative I was looking for, if he would be good enough to give me the name of that branch.
And not only the poets, but the masters of these poets, the managers of playhouses, seem to be in this secret; for, besides the aforesaid kettle-drums, &c.
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