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on the inside

Near to or in a position of power, influence, or confidence, and thus having access to secret, classified, or sensitive information. If we want to find out the inner workings of the company, we need to get in touch someone on the inside! Once I'm on the inside, I'll be able to feed you information about the governor's campaign strategy.
See also: inside, on
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on the inside

In a position of confidence or influence, as in The new reporter said he got his facts from at least one official on the inside. [c. 1930]
See also: inside, on
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on the inside

in a position affording private information. informal
1932 Daily Express I have chatted with men who are believed to be on the inside, and they have informed me that there will certainly be changes at forward and in the three-quarter line.
See also: inside, on
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on the inˈside

working in an organization and possessing secret information about it: Someone on the inside must have passed on the information to the bank robbers.
See also: inside, on
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

on the inside

In a position of confidence or influence.
See also: inside, on
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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