Cog in the machine



noun

Someone with a necessary but insignificant role in a large organization or group: cogs in the ureaucrati machine (1934+)

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Cog in the wheel

    Also, cog in the machine. One who holds a minor but necessary post in a large organization, as in Frank knew he was just a cog in the wheel of this giant corporation. This term alludes to the role of the mechanical cog, one of the teeth on a wheel or gear that, by engaging […]

  • Cogitate

    [koj-i-teyt] /ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪt/ verb (used without object), cogitated, cogitating. 1. to think hard; ponder; meditate: to cogitate about a problem. verb (used with object), cogitated, cogitating. 2. to think about; devise: to cogitate a scheme. /ˈkɒdʒɪˌteɪt/ verb 1. to think deeply about (a problem, possibility, etc); ponder v. late 16c., from Latin cogitatus, past participle […]



  • Cogitating

    [koj-i-teyt] /ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪt/ verb (used without object), cogitated, cogitating. 1. to think hard; ponder; meditate: to cogitate about a problem. verb (used with object), cogitated, cogitating. 2. to think about; devise: to cogitate a scheme. /ˈkɒdʒɪˌteɪt/ verb 1. to think deeply about (a problem, possibility, etc); ponder v. late 16c., from Latin cogitatus, past participle […]

  • Cogitation

    [koj-i-tey-shuh n] /ˌkɒdʒ ɪˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation: After hours of cogitation he came up with a new proposal. 2. the faculty of thinking: She was a serious student and had a great power of cogitation. 3. a thought; design or plan: to jot down one’s cogitations. n. c.1200, “thought, […]



Disclaimer: Cog in the machine definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.