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Corner office

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.