back room boys

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back room boys

A group of men engaged in clandestine decision-making. We're not fools—we know that the back room boys actually have all the power around here.
See also: back, boy, room

the ˈback-room boys

(British English) scientists, researchers, etc. who do important work but do not have direct contact with the public: It’s thanks to the back-room boys more than to the sales team that the product is such a success.
See also: boy

back room boys

verb
See also: back, boy, room
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And in every election, Modi is in the front-line, leading his party's cadre, back-room boys who shape public opinion on social media and a sympathetic media that amplifies his message.
Special praise is due to Bobby Moncur, the undoubted North East footballer of the year, and to the back-room boys, Joe Harvey, and coach Dave Smith.
Nurminen gives back-room boys like the brilliant German mathematician and astronomer Petrus Apianus and the cosmographer Gemma Frisius several pages of well-deserved acclaim for pioneering work that opened the way for the Flemish cobbler's son Gerard Mercator, who went on to 'invent' the atlas and to devise a world projection that is still in use today.
Unfortunately, as a result of that utter lack of sensationalism - concentrating on the back-room boys in the white coats and the stoic, laconic plod who never gave up - the whole thing felt like a cross between an Open University broadcast and a Crimewatch reconstruction directed by Ken Loach.
IT'S unlikely that the Vatican back-room boys planning Benedict XVI's visit to Britain consult the stars for omens and lucky dates.
Montgomerie also revealed a surprise fourth vice-captain, Sergio Garcia accepting an invitation to join Paul McGinley, Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn among the back-room boys.
As long as designers are content to be 'back-room boys', then they will not get noticed nor recognised.
IT'LL be interesting to see which way the viewing vote gets split as the tangled personal lives of the back-room boys and girls at Westminster go up against New Street Law.
Safety and functionalism have been assumed as architecture's invisible supports, provided by relatively anonymous back-room boys, psychologically separated from the engineering giants of the industrial age.
The back-room boys have come up with an incredibly light braid rod which delivers exceptional action.
Her back-room boys and girls should get medals ( well done!
'Top spot is a huge pat on the back for the coaching staff, players and back-room boys from where we first started to where we are now,' said Forster.
It was entirely suitable that England rugby's back-room boys were also recognised by the Queen and Government this week.
Woodward pledged his support for the back-room boys who work behind the scenes.
BALLINGARRY, one of the back-room boys in the all-star Ballydoyle team, enjoyed his own share of the limelight when landing the Grade 1 Canadian International at Woodbine on Sunday.