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manager

1. Law a person appointed by a court to carry on a business during receivership
2. Politics (in Britain) a member of either House of Parliament appointed to arrange a matter in which both Houses are concerned
3. a computer program that organizes a resource, such as a set of files or a database

manager

a person exercising responsibility for the coordination and control of work organizations. Managers are commonly divided into three strata: senior, middle and front-line, indicating a wide social and economic disparity within the category The top echelons of managers include highly paid executives of multinational corporations, whilst the lowest include foremen who may earn little more than the manual workers they work beside and supervise. In recent debates, the main issue has concerned the class location of managers (Abercombie and Urry, 1983) which can be viewed as a continuation and extension of the older MANAGERIAL REVOLUTION debate. See also INTELLECTUAL LABOUR, CONTRADICTORY CLASS LOCATIONS.
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"You are a detestable hypocrite and an idiot!" shouted the Party Manager.
"Thanks to Miss Vanstone," observed the manager, who had heard the prompting.
The manager's professional eye followed her out respectfully -- he looked as if he approved of the exit, from a theatrical point of view.
You can sleep there on Sunday night, if you like; that's just as you please, or you can send your box there on Monday." The manager nodded: "Good-morning."
Henry mentioned it to his friends in the public room, in the hearing of the manager. The manager, naturally zealous in defence of the hotel, was a little hurt at the implied reflection cast on Number Fourteen.
'Excuse my saying so,' said the manager, leaning over to Nicholas, and sinking his voice, 'but what a capital countenance your friend has got!'
The Manager, when introducing him to the public, added these words:
I was in the manager's office, when Mercier, the acting-manager, suddenly came darting in.
And with this, and a profound bow to his patrons, the Manager retires, and the curtain rises.
Trent," the manager declared in his suavest and most professional manner, "that you are acting under a complete misapprehension.
"It must be a strangely managed business," said the manager, "which allows men to leave it who have served for fifty years, and who are still as good as ever.
Cries were raised of "Rouletabille!--there's Rouletabille!" The arrival of the manager of the paper was the signal for a great demonstration.

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