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If someone’s in a swivet, they’re flustered or in distress. For example, you might be in a swivel if you’re late for a meeting or you’ve shown up to the SAT without a No. 2 pencil. This is part of a complete episode.

swivel chair job

swivel chair job n. a desk job; a sinecure or patronage position; a rocking chair job. Editorial Note: Often derogatory, especially in the military. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)