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kitchen cabinet

a cupboard built into a kitchen or a chest of drawers for kitchen use, as for dishes and silverware.
a group of unofficial advisers on whom a head of government appears to rely heavily.
Origin of kitchen cabinet
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • What a prime minister you would have made, Tommy, in some kitchen cabinet!

    A Gentleman's Gentleman F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Van Buren was doubtless greatly aided by the kitchen cabinet.

    Martin Van Buren Edward M. Shepard
  • Do you always travel with your car equipped like a kitchen cabinet?

    Voice from the Cave Mildred A. Wirt
  • This could not be a meeting of the kitchen cabinet, because it sat in a parlor.

    Presidential Candidates: D. W. Bartlett
  • The kitchen was a model of convenience, boasting running water as well as a kitchen cabinet and a gasoline range.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Then she covered the tempter with a book, and another member of the kitchen cabinet got it.

    The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Mrs. Tupper can sit before her kitchen cabinet and prepare a meal without moving about for ingredients and utensils.

    How To Write Special Feature Articles Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
  • But he relied chiefly on the advice of a few friends who smoked their pipes with him and formed his "kitchen cabinet."

  • The influence of the members of the kitchen cabinet with their master has been much exaggerated.

    Martin Van Buren Edward M. Shepard
British Dictionary definitions for kitchen cabinet

kitchen cabinet

a group of unofficial advisers to a political leader, esp when considered to be more influential than the official cabinet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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