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back room

or backroom

noun
1.
a room located in the rear, especially one used only by certain people.
2.
a place where powerful or influential persons, especially politicians, meet to plan secretly or from which they exercise control in an indirect manner:
The candidate for mayor was chosen in the precincts' back rooms.
Origin of back room
1585-1595
1585-95
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  • "We can go into the back room," I heard him say, and he closed the door.

    The Case of Jennie Brice Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Anyhow, come around to the back room at Blinkey's to-night, and we'll have a talk.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • They slinked down the alley and seeing a light in the back room of a store, Fenn stopped and went up to peer in.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • The back room was converted then into both kitchen and dining room.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • In a back room others were playing checkers and disputing noisily.

    The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for back room

back room

noun
1.
  1. a place where research or planning is done, esp secret research in wartime
  2. (as modifier): back-room boys
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