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backdoor

1. adjective Done or achieved in a clandestine, stealthy, illegal and/or illicit way, or by such means. Such backdoor appointments of its chief members of staff make me worry that nepotism is rife within the company. They were arrested by customs agents for their backdoor import of cheap tobacco into the country.
2. verb To use deceitful, duplicitous, or morally questionable means to circumvent someone's authority, influence, or integrity for the sake of one's personal gains. Government agents tried to backdoor the activist by planting discrediting information about her in newspapers.

backdoor man

A man having an affair with a married woman. I can't believe you're having an affair with a married woman! That makes you a dirty, rotten backdoor man!
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backdoor trot(s)

Diarrhea. "Backdoor" refers to the now-outdated practice of using an outhouse. Something I ate has given me a serious case of the backdoor trots, ugh.
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backdoor trot(s)

n. a case of diarrhea. (From the time when people had to go out the back door to the outhouse.) I can’t go out tonight. I got a case of the backdoor trots.
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backdoor trot

verb
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Does this make Alun Michael the only living example of a back-door poodle or does this mean that the Labour Party is hiding its shame over its inability to produce a programme of government and its refusal to tell the Richard Commission how the National Assembly could be improved by creating a red herring over the voting system.
It's also flatly bogus: Even if it were true that a terrorist with any encryption software product in his hands could figure out a way to install "a back-door key," there's no way he could install it in everybody else's copies of the software.
And is the back-door mechanism in the "Loft" form - i.e., drawing down the security deposit and then demanding replenishment (and exercising the conditional limitation if there is no replenishment) enforceable?
Except at the back-door landing, Portland landscape architect John Herbst, Jr., kept the deck away from the house to create a 5-foot-wide band for plants.
LOUTH'S 'reward' for having to go the back-door route is a clash with Dublin this weekend.
Cork's good fortune in the back-door continued as they have again avoided one of the bigger guns.
ROSCOMMON must be one of the unluckiest teams in Ireland but they will try to resurrect their season in tomorrow's back-door clash with Cork.
A BACK-DOOR selection to state schools through interviews with parents was unveiled by the Tories yesterday.