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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 of kitchen cabinet
1825-1835
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35
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Examples from the Web for kitchen cabinet
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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

noun
1.
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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