the front office

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.
See also: front, office
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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]
See also: front, office
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Without further interruption, we reached the front office, where we found the clerk and the man in velveteen with the fur cap.
When he had got his shilling, and had in course of time completed the ascent to his box, and had got away (which appeared to relieve his mind), I went into the front office with my little portmanteau in my hand and asked, Was Mr.
Later, he moved to Al Diar Capital Hotel Abu Dhabi as the night manager and eventually took up the position of the front office manager.
But before that, the fifth overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft may want to get his feet wet first and try to see how things are done in the front office.
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But he is busy doing things throughout the school, and is seldom in the front office. I have never worked in an elementary school so I cannot attest to how they would use a police officer.
In his new role, Al Kurdi will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Front Office, Bell and Concierge services of the hotel, working closely with housekeeping, food and beverage and engineering managers to ensure the highest level of guest satisfaction.
And the advanced programming languages, mobile reach and internet capacity that enable automated workflows and remote access available for the back office hadn't reached the front office.
His continuous desire for growth and the capacity to quickly learn all of the intricate details of managing the front office of a busy hotel make him the right person for the position," added Nobbs.
Of the 4,200 about 2,400 are directly connected to the front office so they need to be co-located with the front office.
In 2011, the firm selected a so-called best-of-breed solution for the front office.
Forty-eight percent of front-office decision makers at buy-side investment management firms in a recent survey said they spent more than 15% of resources on manual processes in the front office.
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has launched new services to improve efficiency at Al Rayyan Health Centre, which is the first to go live with the Front Office Improvement Project.
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