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Meaning of “front-of-house” in the English Dictionary

"front-of-house" in British English

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front-of-housenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌfrʌnt.əvˈhaʊs/ UK specialized
the ​area in a ​theatre that is used by the ​public
(Definition of front-of-house from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"front of house" in Business English

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front of housenoun [U]

uk   us   WORKPLACE
the ​part of a ​business such as a ​restaurant or ​hotel where the ​employeesdeal directly with ​customers: The ​front of ​houseservice is ultra-efficient and observant, yet ​human and personable.
the ​employees of a ​restaurant, ​hotel, etc. who ​deal directly with ​customers: If the ​front of ​house was more knowledgeable about the ​ingredients, then it would ​save them having to ​ask the chef for the ​information.
(Definition of front of house from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “front-of-house”
in Chinese (Simplified) (剧院中供观众使用的)前厅,大厅…
in Chinese (Traditional) (劇院中供觀眾使用的)前廳,大廳…
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