the men in grey suits

the men in grey suits

Collectively, the businesspersons, politicians, or government officials who make important decisions behind the scenes but who are unseen and unknown by the public. It's easy to get disillusioned as a voter when you know most decisions get made by the men in grey suits.
See also: grey, men, suit

(men in) grey ˈsuits

people working in politics, law, etc. who have power but are not known to the public: It will be the men in grey suits who decide whether the Prime Minister stays or goes.
See also: grey, suit