A clique of GOP lawmakers say the debt ceiling crisis is a hoax.
Two other players who are key members of the foreign policy team, but not clique members: 6.
And this clique only allowed members with certain rites of entry: liberal Democratic women who were pro-choice.
Not surprisingly, their clique is designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and other organizations.
The movement had devolved and morphed into a clique instead.
They believe you've got into a clique—that you've given us away.
This clique is the most variously and most curiously composed.
A clique breaks up, there is a new coalition, and those who plotted each other's downfall are united again.
The "clique" will take no less than a modest fortune, hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Nineteen members of the Senate belonged to the clique led by representatives of the brewing interests.
1711, "a party of persons; a small set, especially one associating for exclusivity," from obsolete French clique, originally (14c.) "a sharp noise," also "latch, bolt of a door," from Old French cliquer "click, clatter, crackle, clink," 13c., echoic. Apparently this word was at one time treated in French as the equivalent of claque (q.v.) and partook of that word's theatrical sense.