Russian translation: ... или взмах нагайки древнеегипетского надсмотрщика
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English term or phrase:
... или взмах нагайки древнеегипетского надсмотрщика
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English to Russian translations [PRO] Education / Pedagogy
English term or phrase:overseer’s whisk
Katz and Aakhus point out that this simple symbolic act draws attention to the role of ‘power, order and command’ in everyday work life, and liken the boss’s use of the mobile phone to an English army officer waving his riding crop to direct troops, or an ancient Egyptian overseer’s whisk: ‘others would be doing his bidding’.