desk jockey

One who spends his or her time seated at a desk; especially one who is more concerned with procedure, paperwork, or administration than with its ultimate goal or practical consequence.

The production manager was annoyed because some desk jockey in the main office reassigned her staff without even consulting her.


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  • desk jockey — ˈdesk ˌjockey noun [countable] informal JOBS someone who does all their work at a desk in an office: • Samuel began his career as a desk jockey at a government agency in Detroit. * * * desk jockey UK US noun [C] ► INFORMAL WORKPLA …   Financial and business terms

  • desk jockey — [n] an office worker clerical worker, desk worker, pencil driver, pencil pusher, pen pusher, white collar worker; concept 348 …   New thesaurus

  • desk jockey — noun (derogatory) A clerical worker • • • Main Entry: ↑desk …   Useful english dictionary

  • desk jockey — n. someone who works at a desk in an office. (Patterned on disc jockey.) □ I couldn’t stand being a cooped up desk jockey. □ The desk jockeys at our place don’t get paid very well …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Desk\ Jockey — Someone who does nothing all day but sit behind a desk. Often used to describe someone in a cool, manly type profession (Air Force, Mountain Climbing) but who doesn t actually do anything cool or manly, just preens about as if he actually has a… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • desk jockey —  Office worker.  ► “An editorial notes that the one dimensional desk jockey who has spent little time outside of corporate walls will have a difficult time making it in the restaurant industry.” (Nation’s Restaurant News, Aug. 29, 1994, p. 21) …   American business jargon

  • desk jockey — /ˈdɛsk dʒɒki/ (say desk jokee) noun Colloquial an office worker …   Australian English dictionary

  • desk jockey — noun Date: 1980 a person whose job involves working at a desk …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • desk jockey — noun N. Amer. informal, chiefly derogatory a person who works at a desk; an office worker …   English new terms dictionary

  • desk jockey — n. person who works at a desk in an office …   English slang

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