Definition of boss key in English:

boss key

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noun

informal
  • A computer game facility which enables users to avoid detection when playing at work by displaying a spreadsheet or other fake display when a certain key is pressed.
    More example sentences
    • The boss key also comes in handy since the system requirements aren't high and playing a game or two during the course of the work day is easy.
    • In the old days boss keys would put up a fake spreadsheet or something
    • In a real panic situation finding the boss key can be difficult.

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