- to "dual hat
" or to "wear two hats" is to possess two jobs that are closely related, so that one person fills two roles in a chain of command
. Can also be used sarcastically
between one's job title and one's real job: "I'm dual hatting as an intelligence analyst
and coffee boy
- having two overlapping jobs: "I'm the dual hat division commander and battalion commander."
- one who has two overlap
ping jobs: "He's the new dual hat."
When a dual hat's two role
s have conflicts of interest
, he or she may preface an opinion
by saying "I'm wearing my X hat now."