front office


Definition of front office

: the policy-making officials of an organization usually hyphenated when used attributively the front-office staff

Examples of front office in a Sentence

Many fans blame the team's poor performance on bad decisions made by the front office.
Recent Examples on the Web The undefined role will allow Wondolowski to have a hand in many aspects of the team, being a kind of liaison between the locker room and the front office. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Nov. 2021 Stevens and the Celtics front office know that trading Brown in a deal for Simmons is a bad idea. Chris Grenham, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Any deadline trade would be an unprecedented move for Bengals president Mike Brown and the current front office. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 29 Oct. 2021 Decisions are looming for Chris Antonetti and Cleveland’s front office as the organization has a number of Rule 5 Draft eligible players in the minor leagues that could garner consideration for 40-man roster spots. Joe Noga, cleveland, 22 Oct. 2021 The striker emphasized the importance of employing and assigning more people to cover these cases to avoid insular decision-making by the league’s front office. Julia Poe,, 10 Oct. 2021 The Union-Tribune reported a widening gulf between some veterans and the front office. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Oct. 2021 That has been an ongoing source of frustration for Cora and the front office., 2 Oct. 2021 The Mets may soon have new leaders in the dugout and the front office, but the core of a winner is here — Alonso, deGrom and Lindor — and that is more than most losing teams have. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of front office

1900, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2021

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“Front office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of front office

: the people who manage a business or organization (such as a professional sports team)


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