“It immediately erupted into this back channel of gossip,” Benedetto remembers.
The house becomes a back channel of sorts, as the men mingle over drinks and cigars and cultivate business deals.
The new uprising in the Kashmiri capital of Srinagar makes it imperative to get back to the back channel and finish the talks.
a secret, indirect, or irregular means of communication, esp. for sensitive government and diplomacy matters
back channel, adj; back channel, v