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corridors of power

The places or positions occupied by those with authority, especially in the upper levels of government. I want to be in the corridors of power someday—I'm sick of having to take orders from other people.
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corridors of power

The offices of powerful leaders. For example, As clerk to a Supreme Court justice, Jim thought he'd get his foot inside the corridors of power . This term was first used by C.P. Snow in his novel Homecomings (1956) for the ministries of Britain's Whitehall, with their top-ranking civil servants. Later it was broadened to any high officials.
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the corridors of power

the senior levels of government or administration, where covert influence is regarded as being exerted and significant decisions are made.
This expression comes from the title of C. P. Snow 's novel The Corridors of Power ( 1964 ). Although most usual with power , the phrase can be more specifically applied to the most influential levels of the hierarchy within a particular place or organization, especially when they are regarded as operating covertly. The French word coulisse (meaning ‘the wings in a theatre’ and ‘corridor’) has a similar figurative sense of the corridor as a place of negotiation and behind-the-scenes scheming.
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the corridors of ˈpower

the places where important decisions in government are madeThis expression comes from the title of a book by C.P. Snow, published in 1964.
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corridors of power

The places or positions from which people in authority wield power.
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Action is still necessary to ensure women's voices are heard in the Welsh corridors of power.
THANKFULLY the United Kingdom and the United States of America have shared a time-honoured relationship with each other through thick and thin, and in my opinion that priceless piece of history is worthy of a great deal more respect than the recent outburst delivered by Prime Minister Brown, pictured, in the Corridors of Power.
Gone are the days when business was concluded quickly within the corridors of power at Ibrox and players were paraded as a done deal before anyone got the slightest sniff of it.
The corridors of power belong to the British people, and making sure your voice is heard along them is why I am standing to be deputy leader.
We have heard these whispers in the corridors of power and offered our resignations.
walking the corridors of power and fighting to protect the movie industry.
For the fifth year running the Forestry Commission has been asked to pick four of its finest trees to stand near the corridors of power.
IT TURNS the stomach that while people such as Sir David Henshaw seek to feather their nests with lucrative pension deals that elsewhere in the city's corridors of power preparations to cut jobs wholesale among the city council workers who have to solve difficult every day problems are being put in place.
Members of Shelley Community Association have been walking the corridors of power in Strasbourg.
I saw lots of people I knew "back when" who now run very important organizations, and I glimpsed the insides of some labs, a few apartments, and several conference halls, but Behrman sticks close to the corridors of power.
But all this information does raise troubling questions - questions that are going largely unasked and unanswered, both in the corridors of power and in the court of public opinion.
Today, the vast lobbying power of corporations and the wealthy has reduced the collective voice of average citizens to a faint din, barely heard in the corridors of power," he writes.
If people can be convinced that they are being protected from the violent criminals who roam the streets at night, they'll be less inclined to worry about the criminals in three-piece suits who roam the corridors of power.
Jones, who runs an advertising agency and lives in Oswestry, wants to join the committee to ensure that rank-and-file members' views are properly taken into account when it matters in the club's corridors of power.
of serious unrest within the corridors of power as the SFA's end-of-season party looms.