This characterization about how a smoke-filled room was responsible for your selection.
In a smoke-filled room a fireman may find a stratum of cool, and comparatively fresh, air at the bottom near the floor.
He yelled remonstrance as she tried to draw him back into the smoke-filled room.
Rushing, struggling forms turned the smoke-filled room into a perfect bedlam.
Inside in her smoke-filled room Polly O'Neill could not possibly have heard her.
It sent me scuttling across the hall to the sporting editor's smoke-filled room.
“Here they come,” someone shouted as, stamping the snow from their feet, they entered the smoke-filled room.
I can't now recall another figure in that smoke-filled room.
A popular expression used to describe a place where the political wheeling and dealing of machine bosses (see machine politics) is conducted. The image originated during the Republican presidential nominating convention of 1920, in which Warren G. Harding emerged as a dark horse candidate.
A place where intense discussion or negotiation takes place: the smoke-filled rooms of the Democratic Party