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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)

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

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Able to open a backdoor onto infected computers, Bagle-U allows unauthorised remote users, such as hackers, to gain access.
By ensuring that (they) are appropriately taxed, the regulations curb a backdoor form of executive compensation and promote greater transparency.
In our recent on-scene report from the UN's taxation summit in Mexico (see "March Madness in Monterrey" in our April 22nd issue), we warned that UN global tax proponents are pursuing backdoor strategies, trying to commit the U.
Britain's general union, the GMB, says the move, announced by health secretary Alan Milburn, would be backdoor privatisation.
Forcing manufacturers to produce products that smokers find unsatisfying and unacceptable [such as nicotinefree cigarettes] is backdoor prohibition.
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ISLAMABAD, May 05, 2010 (Frontier Star): Backdoor diplomacy between India and Pakistan has been restored and in this regard a 10 member delegation headed by former Army Chief General Jahangir Karamat has left for India on Wednesday.