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A garment more utilitarian than fashionable, the Lifer Sweater is a sweater that long-term employees keep on the back of their chairs so that they can adapt to the office thermostat. This sweater, often in a neutral color, doesn't leave the office. Evern. Once an employee brings such a garment to work, it is safe to assume that the owner isn't planning on going anywhere.
"I hear Joe is looking for another job."

"Joe? No way--he's got a Lifer Sweater!"
by ardenm December 21, 2009
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