back room

back′ room′ or back′room′
1) cvb a room in the rear of a building
2) cvb brit. a place from where powerful or influential persons exercise control in an indirect manner
Etymology: 1585–95

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • back room — 1. a room located in the rear, esp. one used only by certain people. 2. a place where powerful or influential persons, esp. politicians, meet to plan secretly or from which they exercise control in an indirect manner: The candidate for mayor was… …   Universalium

  • back room — noun a room located in the rear of an establishment; usually accessible only to privileged groups • Hypernyms: ↑room …   Useful english dictionary

  • back room — noun Date: 1592 1. a room situated in the rear 2. the meeting place of a directing group that exercises its authority in an inconspicuous and indirect way …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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