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be the power behind the throne
To be the person or people who have true control or great influence on a leader, but who are not officially or publicly in charge. The president's charisma and likability got him elected, but his team of advisors is the real power behind the throne.
be the (real) power behind the ˈthrone be the person who really controls a family, business, country, etc., even though people think somebody else controls it: It’s not the president who makes the important decisions; his wife is the real power behind the throne.
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He is the power behind the throne
- shrewd, steadfast, never-failingly supportive" Broadcaster and royal biographer Gyles Brandreth "I've spent my whole life being told I have a face like a horse.
His mother is the power behind the throne
and he has obviously been dominated by this hideous woman all his life.
IF EXECUTIVE producer Yvon Grace is not queen of Crossroads then she certainly is the power behind the throne
. She speaks like some old time movie mogul about her baby, the new new Crossroads.