But between a "wise administrator" and a "jack-in-office" there is all the difference in the world.
But on the other hand, these equalitarian plainnesses leave an open field for the insolence of jack-in-office.
jack-in-office looked out of his open door and grinned to himself in amused understanding.
They warned off the rabble with the insolence every jack-in-office displays towards his inferiors.
For the honour of Russian postmasters in general, I am glad to say that such specimens as the jack-in-office at Kstavo are rare.
He was never shocked, and nothing made him angry, except cruelty or a jack-in-office.
Just another example of pettish bureaucracy, the officiousness of the jack-in-office.
She's full of red-tape notions, and a jack-in-office to-day because the Empress has left her in charge.