One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A temporary position which carries the possibility of being changed to a permanent position; (also occasionally) a person filling or aspiring to such a position.
Designating or relating to a post which is initially temporary but could become permanent.
1970s; earliest use found in The Times. From temp + to + perm.
temp to perm/ˌtɛmp tə ˈpəːm/
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