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éminence grise

Someone who is powerful in a particular area without having an official title. The phrase, French for "grey eminence," originally applied to one of Cardinal Richelieu's advisors, a monk who wore a grey robe. A: "Why should I worry about what Bob thinks? He doesn't even have a title!" B: "Yes, but he's the éminence grise of the firm, and the partners really value his opinion."
See also: eminence
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Le Maroc figure parmi ces pays qui pourraient passer de la liste grise des paradis fiscaux, etablie en decembre 2017 par l'UE, a la liste noire, s'ils n'appliquent pas les reformes necessaires au niveau de leur politique fiscale, notamment en matiere de transparence fiscale, de taxation equitable et de mesures anti-BEPS (erosion de la base d'imposition et transfert de benefices), trois criteres sur lesquels l'UE se base pour etablir ces listes.
Peter's was the only church in the Inuit hamlet of Grise Fiord, which has a population of about 130.
Annette Grise, and Susan Uselmann) lays out the relationship between the textual output of monastic literature and lay consumption, arguing that porousness and negotiation was involved in transactions between the cloister and the laity.
David Pipe has described Shaama Grise as "a progressive mare" who missed Bangor on Saturday to wait for this race.
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Il faudra se triturer les meninges pour pouvoir degoter la combinaison gagnante d'aujourd'hui a l'hippodrome Kaid-Ahmed de Tiaret pour le prix Omar-Said qui a ete retenu pour servir de cadre au pari tierce, quarte et quinte qui fonctionneront dans une meme epreuve car en parcourant la composante de cette derniere, il en ressort une absence criante de chevaux susceptibles d'etre retenus comme ligne de jeu, car exception faite pour la femelle grise de 7 ans de l'ecurie L.
Direct your criticism where everybody knows it should go eminence grise, Mike Ashley.
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Junior Bender, the protagonist in this, the third in this series, has a franchise, according to the eminence grise of Hollywood, the powerful Irwin Dressler, the 93 -year-old mob boss.
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But Eminence Grise didn't agree with Mr Pickles being labelled a fat cat.
Lead author Kevin Grise, a climate scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in New York City, said that they were surprised this effect happened just by shifting the jet stream and the clouds.
"We were surprised this effect happened just by shifting the jet stream and the clouds," said lead author Kevin Grise, a climate scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in New York City.