Origin of back room
Examples from the Web for back room
A Rockefeller Republican-turned-Reaganite, Newt aspired to be a back-room apparatchik rather than a demagogue.
Though never convicted, he has always carried a certain, well, unsavory reputation as a crooked, back-room operator.
The back-room, which you see is also well lighted, is just the spot for our people to meet.A Woman Intervenes|Robert Barr
The room I was ushered into was a back-room, a dining-room, looking on to a good garden.And Even Now|Max Beerbohm
They walked in the same manner up the stairs without speaking, and Mr. Brownlow, preceding them, led the way into a back-room.Oliver Twist, Vol. III (of 3)|Charles Dickens
The wretched boy was confined in a back-room which had no window or connection with the outside except through another apartment.
We rode to his house, and he went into the back-room by direction of his daughter while she and I talked in the hall.Seven Wives and Seven Prisons|L.A. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for back room
- a place where research or planning is done, esp secret research in wartime
- (as modifier)back-room boys