Desk Jockey


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Desk Jockey

A slang term for an office worker. Examples of desk jockeys include insurance adjusters and tax preparers.
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I was aching for a couple of days last time because I'm a desk jockey, not a laborer," Sohm said.
The lovely Anne Hathaway is the film's only redeeming feature but even she does not make it worth sitting through this tale of desk jockey Smart (Steve Carell) becoming a real agent and chasing nuclear-thieving bad guys.
Everybody was tired,'' Siegel says, explaining that no-carb diets deprive the body of the quick energy muscles need, whether you're a desk jockey or a triathlete.
MacDonald grew up as an itinerant military brat and had a desk jockey air force officer for a father, like her fictional counterpart Madeline.
Nonetheless, he prides himself on being a field marshal, rather than a desk jockey.
Colonel has turned out to be just another spare-time desk jockey.
McCarthy is the lowly and underappreciated desk jockey Susan Cooper, who works from a rodent-infested basement at the CIA's headquarters.
desk jockey who's never stepped foot in Texas couldn't be less relevant to what's actually happening on the ground.
The scandal involved a young desk jockey who succeeded in socking it with a multibillion-dollar trading loss in 2011.
So", says a pen-pushing government desk jockey, "anything else, Mr Boyle?
Needless to say, you're a black ops operative, not an accounts payable desk jockey.
Right, guided missiles from pilot less aircraft, guided by some desk jockey in Utah, storming down on Pakistani villages are going to bring democracy to Pakistan.