front office

noun

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.

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Colletti, who was the Los Angeles Dodgers’ General Manager for nine seasons after more than a decade in the Giants front office, has been hired by the San Jose Sharks as a professional scout. Laurence Miedema, The Mercury News, "Former Dodgers GM joins Sharks scouting staff," 6 Sep. 2019 Dorsey previously had success in the front office with the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "Cleveland Browns are popular Super Bowl pick: How did that happen?," 6 Sep. 2019 Dorsey previously had success in the front office with the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Cleveland Browns are popular Super Bowl pick: How did that happen?," 6 Sep. 2019 Delivery drivers in Sacramento, California, had to register at the front office, creating havoc. Elaine S. Povich, baltimoresun.com, "Students, bored by cafeteria fare, love food delivery services; schools don’t.," 13 Aug. 2019 If Friedman’s paralysis at the trade deadline point to shortcomings in the front office, May’s ascension signals a positive trend for the organization. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Dustin May could help bring much-needed relief to the Dodgers’ bullpen," 2 Aug. 2019 Others from the front office, including general manager Dayton Moore, can be seen in the video, which was shot in the Royals’ draft room at Kauffman Stadium. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Scenes from Bobby Witt Jr.’s house and Royals’ draft room as the No. 2 pick was made," 4 June 2019 The turnaround was orchestrated by a small team of analytics wonks in the front office, led by chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta, who was Billy Beane’s... Jon Hartley, WSJ, "Behavioral Economics May Make Champs of the Cleveland Browns," 1 Feb. 2019 His imprint on this issue is felt daily through the work of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, an organization that advocates for diversity and equality in coaching, scouting and the front office in the NFL. NBC News, "Fritz Pollard: An African American founding father of the NFL," 11 Sep. 2019

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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front office

noun

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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