point person

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she's become known as the point person for the state department's Middle East policy

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Alexander became the Bureau’s point person on all things meat. Michael Waters, Smithsonian, "The Government Taste Testers Who Reshaped America’s Diet," 9 Aug. 2019 Or, as to not overwhelm the mourning family, ensure that a point person, or team, has been chosen to keep track of incoming food. Arielle Kaplan, sun-sentinel.com, "Food is a constant during the shiva period," 31 July 2019 Quesenberry, described in court records as the only female FAIM member, was Yandell’s point person for heroin trafficking, authorities said. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, "Feds announce massive California bust of notorious Aryan Brotherhood prison gang," 6 June 2019 The two roles — political strategist and antitrust point person — led to a confluence that now is reverberating from Washington to Silicon Valley. Jazmine Ulloa, BostonGlobe.com, "R.I.’s David Cicilline uses his House perch to take on Google and Facebook," 14 July 2019 Longtime Gottfried assistant Orlando Early is accused of being the point person for getting money Smith's way. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, "NC State receives Notice of Allegations from NCAA regarding recruitment of Dennis Smith Jr.," 10 July 2019 The House plans to vote on a separate border package next week, according to Representative Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat who has become a point person on the issue for Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Erik Wasson, Fortune, "Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on a Border Funding Package," 6 Apr. 2019 If the partner currently doing less admin takes on the next task, such as setting up the account for ordering groceries, the stickiness principle will help keep him or her as the point person for future orders from that store. Elizabeth Emens, WSJ, "The Stickiness of ‘Life Admin’," 30 Dec. 2018 Underscoring its importance in the fight against opioid addiction, the Commissioned Corps is overseen by HHS' assistant secretary for health, Brett Giroir, a four-star admiral and physician who is HHS' point person on the epidemic. Jayne O'donnell, USA TODAY, "'Thank you for your service:' Surgeon General's uniformed corps battles opioid epidemic," 18 Apr. 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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