the old-boy network

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the old-boy network

A network of privileged men who are members of the same organizations and institutions and who assist each other in professional advancement. When you graduate from Yale, you're not only getting a degree, but a priceless entry into the old-boy network.
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the old boy network

BRITISH
The old boy network is the system of contacts made by men at private schools, universities or clubs, which they use to help each other. The majority obtained their positions through the old boy network. Note: This expression is used to show that you do not think that this sort of system is fair.
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the old boy network

mutual assistance, especially preferment in employment, shown among those with a shared social and educational background.
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the ˌold ˈboy network

(British English, informal) the practice of men who went to the same school using their influence to help each other at work or socially
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