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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The film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot tosses Tina Fey (of SNL and 30 Rock fame) into a warzone, as reporter Kim Baker, a desk jockey turned adrenaline junkie.
McCarthy is the lowly and underappreciated desk jockey Susan Cooper, who works from a rodent-infested basement at the CIA's headquarters.
Its weight isn't an issue, at least for me, and I've been a desk jockey for 16 years now.
desk jockey who's never stepped foot in Texas couldn't be less relevant to what's actually happening on the ground.
However, as events take an unexpected turn, the former desk jockey seeks vengeance against his stealthy new employers.
Part office, part living room, part gym, the InForm Fitness Studio on the Upper East Side of Manhattan became the scene of my transformation from a physically declining desk jockey into a woman determined to build her core strength.
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.
Do accept the reality you're a desk jockey masquerading as an all-mountain hero for the weekend before it's back to the office, where you're free to slump in a chair for nine hours a day.