Posted by R. Berg on March 21, 2004
In Reply to: Phrases posted by Fred on March 21, 2004
: : : What is a "corner office" in a company?
: : : What is the figurative meaning of "running interference for sb."?
: : The "corner office" is a choice spot so it is a status symbol. I don't know about "sb."
: You run interference for somebody if you try to keep this person from being
: attacked. (At the moment Vice President Cheney is trying to run interference
: for President Bush.)
The room at the corner of an office building is desirable, I think, because it has windows on two sides. Such a room is given to a high-ranking employee.