office politics

plural noun

often disapproving
: the activities, attitudes, or behaviors that are used to get or keep power or an advantage within a business or company

Examples of office politics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are office politics; there’s love in the air. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2023 Read the full Capricorn Daily Horoscope Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) Stay away from office politics when the moon clashes with Venus. USA TODAY, 31 May 2023 Kenneth’s new boss (also played by Sanders) describes the particular office politics of their own happy hour. Vulture, 26 May 2023 But not everyone sees office politics as inherently bad, the survey found. Matthew Boyle, Fortune, 26 Apr. 2023 Maybe, Dillon suggests, there are office politics going on that don’t really affect your day. Gabriela Riccardi, Quartz, 21 Apr. 2023 And not need to engage in nonsense and office politics. Jason Wyche, Hazlitt, 15 Feb. 2023 The fragrance features a hint of peppermint, reminiscent of those refreshing moments of water cooler gossip, as well as a dash of lemon, a nod to the bitter-sweetness of office politics. Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Forbes, 1 Apr. 2023 There seems to be a lot of petty comedy to mine in these office politics. Dan Snierson,, 20 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Office politics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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