smoke-filled room


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smoke-filled room

a room where a small group of people make important decisions. (Usually used in reference to political parties.) The smoke-filled rooms are still producing the candidates for most offices, despite all the political reforms. The deal was cut in a smoke-filled room.
See also: room

smoke-filled room

n. a room where a small group of people make important decisions. (Usually used in reference to political parties.) The smoke-filled rooms are still producing the candidates for most offices, even as we approach the year 2000.
See also: room
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One room contains a smoke room which allows people to experience what it would be like if they were in a smoke-filled room.
My committee is determined to do the job properly so that we can put this issue behind us and to do so through a process in which the public can have confidence, not set up in a smoke-filled room with conversations with the party leaders but a process under which anyone who has views can give them to us.
They ran to the scene and saw a father leaning out of a third-floor window, holding his young child away from the smoke-filled room
Somehow, despite having had a recent hip replacement, the woman managed to scramble out of the smoke-filled room.
If, however, I choose to be in a smoke-filled room, I should have been able to do that, too.
Three children died in an ambulance on the way to hospital yesterday after being rescued from a blazing smoke-filled room in a house in Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent.
However, we also know that stress can trigger an asthma attack just as much as a smoke-filled room.
For the man or woman who has to run into a burning building to look for a child, or carry a senior down the stairs through a smoke-filled room,'' knowing they might not come out alive, Cardenas said, ``that is certainly courage, and that is certainly bravery, but that is true love for your fellow man or woman.
Earlier, part-time firemen and soldiers tackling a 5am house blaze in Sincil Bank, Lincoln, found a man's body in a smoke-filled room.
ANIMAL lover Alexandra Gilmour dragged an unconscious dog from a smoke-filled room - and saved the hound with the kiss of life.
Unlike many of his comrades who disdained hand-to-hand politicking and the nitty-gritty of the smoke-filled room, Ickes reveled in it.
Yashin Saeed thought that her son, Muctas, had stopped breathing before firefighters rescued him from the smoke-filled room in Gillott Road, Edgbaston.
A MAN was dragged by neighbours from a smoke-filled room where he thought his brother was trapped.
The pair had hoped to wake up to dry clothes but instead found themselves dialling 999 in a smoke-filled room.
The recent fire scenes were so unrealistic, including a lady holding a baby in a smoke-filled room, hardly coughing.