corridors of power


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corridors of power

The offices of powerful leaders. For example, As clerk to a Supreme Court justice, Jim thought he'd get his foot inside the corridors of power . This term was first used by C.P. Snow in his novel Homecomings (1956) for the ministries of Britain's Whitehall, with their top-ranking civil servants. Later it was broadened to any high officials.
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corridors of power

The places or positions from which people in authority wield power.
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Because this election must not and will not be decided in the corridors of power.
I saw lots of people I knew "back when" who now run very important organizations, and I glimpsed the insides of some labs, a few apartments, and several conference halls, but Behrman sticks close to the corridors of power.
But all this information does raise troubling questions - questions that are going largely unasked and unanswered, both in the corridors of power and in the court of public opinion.
Today, the vast lobbying power of corporations and the wealthy has reduced the collective voice of average citizens to a faint din, barely heard in the corridors of power," he writes.
If people can be convinced that they are being protected from the violent criminals who roam the streets at night, they'll be less inclined to worry about the criminals in three-piece suits who roam the corridors of power.
STUDENTS walked through the corridors of power last week when they visited a Merseyside MP in Westminster.
Jones, who runs an advertising agency and lives in Oswestry, wants to join the committee to ensure that rank-and-file members' views are properly taken into account when it matters in the club's corridors of power.
of serious unrest within the corridors of power as the SFA's end-of-season party looms.
Call it thrash, call it metal, call it hard rock - Motorhead's music is not the sort that one would expect to be played in the corridors of power.
While Blatter does not have any direct say in the decision, his voice in the corridors of power is certainly influential
The row over the photograph - tame by today's standards - even reached the corridors of power, with Viscountess Davidson MP demanding an explanation.
The world of politics is seedy and sleazy enough without the fake and shallow worlds of TV, Hollywood and pop music acting up in the corridors of power.
A group of East Cleveland politics students are jetting off for the US capital to get a close-up look at the American corridors of power.
Alistair Campbell's departure from the corridors of power will fill many other newspaper columns apart from mine, but I'm fairly sure that you can't uninvent the wheel and whoever takes Alistair's place will doubtless be as dogged and as loyal to the Boss as he was.
FRENCH pupils got a first-hand account of life in Coventry's corridors of power when they met new lord mayor Cllr Sucha Bains.