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back room

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noun

a room located in the rear, especially one used only by certain people.
a place where powerful or influential persons, especially politicians, meet to plan secretly or from which they exercise control in an indirect manner: The candidate for mayor was chosen in the precincts' back rooms.

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Origin of back room

First recorded in 1585–95
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British Dictionary definitions for back room

back room

noun

  1. a place where research or planning is done, esp secret research in wartime
  2. (as modifier)back-room boys
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