Definition of front office in English:

front office

noun

North American
  • The main administrative office of a business or other organization.

    • ‘This month, however, in our cover story, Business Editor Alan Hughes profiles the achievements of two exceptional men who make their plays in the front offices of the NBA.’
    • ‘A bad September will be noticed by many front offices, but they should also note that Bradford's best month was August.’
    • ‘It has been an American epidemic, an unspoken marketing strategy in boardrooms and front offices all over when it comes to cultivating buyers.’
    • ‘Whatever the reason for inconsistency, it's the bane of managers and front offices because it makes hash of their best-laid plans and heavy spending to assemble talent.’
    • ‘In all four of these cases, the teams involved had either turnover or dysfunction in their front offices, or both, and in all four cases only the head coaches are looking for work so far.’
    • ‘It grew into an assortment of hulking monsters dotting ball fields and raising suspicions everywhere - except, apparently, in front offices around the majors.’
    • ‘Play may be suspended for a few months as players tend to their wounds and officials endure eye exams, but the front offices remain abuzz as executives study the books and take stock of their inventory.’
    • ‘Until there are more blacks in the front offices of the USTA, talented African American players will continue to be ignored or dissuaded from succeeding in tennis.’
    • ‘Free agency and a stringent salary cap have steered front offices for the past decade, and such restrictions have all but eliminated some trade possibilities.’
    • ‘The front offices of both teams have a strong sense of the type of basketball they want played and consistently bring in scrappy (yet talented) players who fit their systems.’
    • ‘While front offices at most leagues and teams remain far less diverse than their player and fan bases, the 50 people on our list prove that progress is being made.’
    • ‘When the draft ends, the NFL door has not been blown shut: the best front offices do more than draft well - they find college free agents who can help their teams’
    • ‘In the halls of NBA front offices, in the power lunches, agent meetings and cell-phone parleys, it was a summer of impressive work by the league's best teams.’
    • ‘Outstanding front offices keep the Giants and A's in contention, and their parks are much closer to each other than Baltimore and D.C.-area parks would be.’
    • ‘With the free-agent market at a near standstill because of leaguewide payroll concerns, trades were the primary tool NBA front offices had available after the June draft.’
    • ‘NFL front offices have noticed that Owens, who will be a free agent, has played cautiously and some have speculated he is either consciously or subconsciously trying to avoid injury.’
    • ‘As the GMs begin calling the former coaches of players they are interested in, word of possible trades inevitably spreads around front offices.’
    • ‘While the NFL isn't exactly one big, happy family, it certainly does have its share of kin working on the sidelines and in the front offices.’
    • ‘The Saints added almost as many players as they lost, but most front offices would choose most of the players who are leaving them over the ones who are arriving.’
    • ‘For a more accurate forecast of which teams are contenders and which are pretenders, however, a different set of standings is catching the attention of fans and front offices.’

Pronunciation

front office