desk-bound desk-bound

Definition(s):

  • (adj) restricted to working in an office rather than in an active physical capacity

Usage(s):

  1. Nikita himself launched an attack on Moscow's desk-bound administrators.
  2. Though some desk-bound bureaucrats are beginning to be laid off, a far greater number of lineworkerspolicemen, firemen, teachershave been dismissed.
  3. Nikita himself launched an attack on Moscow's desk-bound administrators.

News

  • The Scramble To Replace Google Reader

    The announcement earlier in the year of of Google Reader's demise on July 1st has given a lot of developers a hard deadline to get something usable delivered. I think this week is going to see a bundle of RSS readers released, both for desk-bound computers, and on mobile. The value of a good release before July 1st is huge, allowing importing of data from Reader. Miss the deadline, and other ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "Liz comes from an era where women can do the same work as men, whereas when I joined, of course, there was this two-tier structure and women could only ever be assistants -- you know, desk-bound," Rimington says. "She's much more modern."
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Stella Rimington Source: Reuters

  2. Deriding "a desk-bound president who assumes the garb of a warrior," Sen. Robert Byrd, DW.Va., said on the Senate floor, "I am loath to think of an aircraft carrier being used as an advertising backdrop for a presidential political slogan,...
    on Feb 15, 2004 By: Robert Byrd Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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