jack-in-office love

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  • It was just jack-in-office unpleasantness, and I had no choice but to ignore it.

    The Sky Writer

  • And its understanding would help free future generations from stupid orthodoxies of all sorts: “the jack-in-office, the pompous official, the petulant commander, the ignorant pedagogue.”

    Parasite Rex

  • And its understanding would help free future generations from stupid orthodoxies of all sorts: “the jack-in-office, the pompous official, the petulant commander, the ignorant pedagogue.”

    Parasite Rex

  • And its understanding would help free future generations from stupid orthodoxies of all sorts: “the jack-in-office, the pompous official, the petulant commander, the ignorant pedagogue.”

    Parasite Rex

  • Old Marigold lost her nerve and did a trip over the cruet-thing that holds the gasometers, Thoms helped Roberts, in a way, by a spirited rendering of the jack-in-office.

    The Nursing Home Murder

  • Just another example of pettish bureaucracy, the officiousness of the jack-in-office.

    Greener Than You Think

  • It was enough to make a man eat his heart out to have to stand the kick and the cuff of every petty jack-in-office, to have rice to eat and water to drink, when that gorgeous fortune was ready for him outside, just waiting to be picked up.

    The Sign of Four

  • We can easily imagine the high-and-mighty jack-in-office he must have been in Adolph's time.

    Richard Wagner

  • The whole system teems with "wait-a-bit" thorns; and in such rare cases when difficulties do not exist, some jack-in-office is certain to arrive with the sole object and intention of inventing them.

    On the Heels of De Wet

  • "What a jack-in-office!" she grumbled under her breath.

    Monitress Merle

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