front office

noun

: the policymaking 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 As the Capitals transformed their roster over the past several weeks, Patrick was working in lockstep with MacLellan and the rest of the front office, making the decisions that have prepared Washington for the future. Bailey Johnson, Washington Post, 10 July 2024 The first string of transactions from Mike Dunleavy Jr. and the front office were jabs. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 7 July 2024 That leaves six first-round picks left at the front office’s disposal. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 5 July 2024 Beginning in 1925 the East-West Shrine Bowl has been an all-star game among some of the best players in college football looking to showcase their skills in front of NFL front office executives and personnel. Lawrence Dow, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 4 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for front office 

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of front office was in 1900

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“Front office.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/front%20office. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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