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old boys' system

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old boy network

noun phrase

A reciprocally supportive, exclusive, and influential group of men, esp those who were friends at some prestigious school or college; in-group: an ''old-girl'' network to rival the much-ballyhooed ''old-boy'' network/ It's an old boys' system. Once you have a few commissions under your belt, one architect recommends you to another (1959+ British)

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