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kitchen cabinet

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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.
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Origin of kitchen cabinet

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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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
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