In the meantime, Romney is carrying the chickens out the backdoor of the henhouse, one by one.
That is a typically Russian feature, by banning, they will just awake our interest to find a backdoor.
Whether this was a gift or a loan or a backdoor investment in the new venture is unknown.
also back-door, "devious, shady, illegal," 1640s. The notion is of business done out of public view. The noun back door in the literal sense is from 1520s, from back (adj.) + door. The association with sodomy is at least from 19c.; cf. also back-door man "a married woman's lover," black slang, early 20c.