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on the inside

adverb phrase

Having access to the most confidential information; near the focus of power and influence (1932+)


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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Idioms and Phrases with on the inside

on the inside

In a position of confidence or influence, as in The new reporter said he got his facts from at least one official on the inside. [ c. 1930 ]
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