desk jockey


Definition of desk jockey

: a person whose job involves working at a desk

Examples of desk jockey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shoebox space does brisk business at lunch, dispensing pork pies, sausage rolls and pâtés en croûte (pâtés baked in a pastry crust) to City desk jockeys. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "Where to Find London’s Premium Pies," 23 Jan. 2019 In this iteration of the character’s story, Ryan goes from desk jockey to field agent after discovering a possible terrorist cell. Karen Han, Vox, "The best parts of Amazon’s Jack Ryan don’t involve Jack Ryan at all," 31 Aug. 2018 Description: Sandra Oh plays a bored MI5 desk jockey who stumbles into investigating a brilliant, soulless assassin (Jodie Comer). Trenesha N Striggles, azcentral, "Here's the shows you should binge-watch while it's hot outside," 27 June 2018 Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge adapted Killing Eve from a series of Luke Jennings novellas but aged up Eve from a young upstart to a bored 40-something desk jockey. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Killing Eve Isn't Your Average Mystery Series. Here’s How It Breaks the Mold," 5 Apr. 2018 This is an organization filled with liability-dodging desk jockeys, who took until 2014 to institute even basic child protection policies, despite years of problems. Sally Jenkins,, "The Olympic flame has been extinguished. The USOC should be next.," 26 Feb. 2018

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Desk jockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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