back room

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.
Also, backroom.


Origin:
1585–95

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

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back room definition


  1. mod.
    secret; concealed. : All the candidates were selected in back room meetings.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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