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on the inside

Near to or in a position of power, influence, or confidence, and thus having access to secret, classified, or sensitive information. If we want to find out the inner workings of the company, we need to get in touch someone on the inside! Once I'm on the inside, I'll be able to feed you information about the governor's campaign strategy.
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on the inside

In a position of confidence or influence, as in The new reporter said he got his facts from at least one official on the inside. [c. 1930]
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on the inside

in a position affording private information. informal
1932 Daily Express I have chatted with men who are believed to be on the inside, and they have informed me that there will certainly be changes at forward and in the three-quarter line.
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on the inˈside

working in an organization and possessing secret information about it: Someone on the inside must have passed on the information to the bank robbers.
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on the inside

In a position of confidence or influence.
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References in classic literature ?
Not only were the bars that protect it intact, but the blinds inside of them were drawn, as I had myself drawn them early in the evening, as I did every day, though Mademoiselle, knowing that I was tired from the heavy work I had been doing, had begged me not to trouble myself, but leave her to do it; and they were just as I had left them, fastened with an iron catch on the inside.
The door of the room locked on the inside and the blinds on the only window also fastened on the inside; and Mademoiselle still calling for help
She had called him down the second time she walked out with him, because he had gone along on the inside, and she had laid the law down to him that a gentleman always walked on the outside - when he was with a lady.
Necessity would oblige him to strike a light to find his way to the right register, and common caution would suggest his locking the door on the inside in case of intrusion on the part of any inquisitive stranger, or on my part, if I happened to be in the neighbourhood at the time.
It was secured on the inside, but yielded to the pressure, and turned upon its hinges.