good offices

plural noun

Definition of good offices

: services as a mediator

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That rankles you, and resentments like yours don’t make for good office relationships. New York Times, "What Can I Do When a Colleague Takes Credit for My Work?," 30 July 2019 The back and forth on what constitutes good office design is enough to give a middle manager whiplash. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Fritz Hansen’s new seating makes open plan offices more bearable," 10 Oct. 2018 The Wells Fargo Center, with its granite walls soaring more than 50 stories into the air, has long been considered one of the best office addresses in downtown Los Angeles. Roger Vincent,, "Wells Fargo Center gets $60-million upgrade as Bunker Hill skyscrapers grapple with competition," 5 Apr. 2018 The issue was whether one was free to achieve personal salvation by meritorious acts or renunciations or through the good offices of the church. Marilynne Robinson, New Republic, "The Luther Legend," 12 Dec. 2017 Thanks to the good offices of Theatre Philadelphia, a committee of four Philly stalwarts - Seth Rozin, Terry Smith, Bonnie A. Cook, and Matthew Lewandowski - formed to figure out what to do. John Timpane,, "St. Joe's Prep lands 'Newsies'," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of good offices

1681, in the meaning defined above

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