the men in grey suits

the men in grey suits

men in business or politics who have a lot of power and influence although the public does not see them or know about them As usual, it is the men in grey suits who will decide the future of the industry.
See also: grey, men, suit
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Asked if the women Cabinet members would be telling the men in grey suits there was more to life than work, she said: "I think a lot of the men in grey suits are kind of throwing off their jackets and saying they want to get their lives into a better balance.