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back room

or backroom

a room located in the rear, especially one used only by certain people.
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
1585-95 Unabridged
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back room

  1. a place where research or planning is done, esp secret research in wartime
  2. (as modifier): back-room boys
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Having to do with political expediency; from the inner circles of party affairs: a backroom decision/ backroom motives

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the boys in the backroom

[1940s+;fr see what the boys in the back room will have, suggesting a secret conclave in the rear of a saloon]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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