What does the phrase "red rovering" mean? Here is the context:
Over a decade ago, Billy Bob’s career began in the corporate world before red-rovering to agency life.
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It’s from the children’s game of Red Rover.
It just means he “went over” to the other team, whatever that is in this context.
Although the children’s game is innocent enough, the Red Rover from James Fenimore Cooper’s tale is not a rover in the sense of some idle roamer or wanderer, but rather rover in the sense of a reaver — so a pirate. It almost asks to be taken as having some connotation of corporate raiding.