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boys in the backroom, the

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boys in the backroom, the

noun phrase

Any group of men, esp politicians and their aides, who are privy to and control the inner workings of an enterprise or place: the salad boys in the back room, oiling up the cabbage (1880s+)


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