pocket protector

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pocket protector

A thin plastic sheath that fits into the breast pocket of one's shirt to hold pens and other small instruments and protect the pocket from stains or tears. I know I look pretty doofy with my pocket protector in my shirt, but I need so many different colored pens throughout the day that it really is an essential part of my work.
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Bluetooth headsets are today's pocket protectors: Wear one, and you're automatically a dork.
Some state insurance department staff may wear pocket protectors. Others, bullet proof vests.
Trotochaud, a graduate student in chemistry at the University of Oregon, was among a contingent of UO professors, science instructors and students who set up 10 activity stations among the Science Factory's usual exhibits to show kids that science is a lot more - and a lot more fun - than pocket protectors and statistics.
Another commentator wrote: "Forget the thick black framed glasses, polyester ties and pocket protectors of the control room staff at the Apollo landings.
"I think when people initially visualize that Silicon Valley guy, they're really picturing these mini Bill Gates's running around with coke bottle glasses and maybe pocket protectors, just totally clueless around women, and there is definitely some of those, let's be honest here," ABC News quoted her as saying.
That he's been able to do so despite multiple injuries to his pocket protectors can be directly traced to the universally acknowledged Patriot Way.
Many were surprised that we did not wear thick glasses or sport pocket protectors, although we do carry a lot of pens.
geek: Prior to 1990, geeks were nerds and could be identified by their pocket protectors. Today, they can be identified by the number of stock options they have.
A generation or two ago, there were plenty of smart nerdy guys with pocket protectors, slide rules, and dozens of keys on their belt.
I stick out like the kid in high school who wore plastic pocket protectors. Everyone else has those new ear bud headsets.
Having shed their pocket protectors and donned pinstriped suits and silk ties--most of which, mercifully, didn't have little shooting stars or pictures of the starship Enterprise on them--NewSpace enthusiasts have grown comfortable with the language, and the indeterminacies, of business.
It is possible, though, that Telcos may change their ways, exchanging their short-sleeved dress shirts (with pocket protectors for their screwdrivers), for Armani suits.
IN THE PAST, CERTIFIED PUBLIC accountants were viewed as the people in the back corner with the calculator and the pocket protectors.
Growing up, I remember engineers as the guys in short-sleeved white shirts, pocket protectors, too-short black ties, and the ever-present large black-rimmed glasses.
High school students tend to perceive engineers as nerds who wear pocket protectors and work in cubicles (we can thank Dilbert for enforcing this perception).