Definition of line manager in English:

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line manager


chiefly British
A person with direct managerial responsibility for a particular employee.
Example sentences
  • I always think the line manager should take direct responsibility for keeping an individual officer informed about the progress.
  • Instead of contacting their line manager, an employee calling in sick must now speak to a nurse from private health care organisation Active Health.
  • A few years ago, working for my ex employer, I was bullied and picked on by my line manager and one of his friends who worked with us.


line management

Example sentences
  • Where possible, staff positions such as personnel and marketing are integrated with line management.
  • The company gradually became characterised as having a very good line management, but the top executives, who were supposed to be delivering large acquisitions, repeatedly failed to deliver.
  • As a bridging measure, line management is in the process of being recruited in South Africa for the short term to train Namibians to take up managerial position within the new company.

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Syllabification: line man·ag·er

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