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kitchen cabinet

noun
1.
a cupboard built into a kitchen or a chest of drawers for kitchen use, as for dishes and silverware.
2.
a group of unofficial advisers on whom a head of government appears to rely heavily.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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Examples from the web for kitchen cabinet
  • Make room in a kitchen cabinet for clean containers that come with tight-fitting lids.
  • Most other portable units won't fit the average space between countertop and kitchen cabinet.
  • The unit tends to be resented by other officials, who see it as an emerging kitchen cabinet.
  • Rudd went down because of failed policy brought in by a kitchen cabinet who discussed and endorsed those decisions.
  • Rummaging around in the kitchen cabinet for forks and knives.
  • Marijuana seeds were also found in a kitchen cabinet.
British Dictionary definitions for kitchen cabinet

kitchen cabinet

noun
1.
a group of unofficial advisers to a political leader, esp when considered to be more influential than the official cabinet
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Slang definitions & phrases for kitchen cabinet

kitchen cabinet

noun phrase

An unofficial set of advisers to a president or chief, made up of close friends and cronies, originally of President Andrew Jackson (1832+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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