front office


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the front office

The management of an organization, usually a business. Don't ask me—all the decisions get made by the front office. The front office is expected to make a lot of personnel changes in the offseason.
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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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