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back room boys

A group of men engaged in clandestine decision-making. We're not fools—we know that the back room boys actually have all the power around here.
See also: back, boy, room

the ˈback-room boys

(British English) scientists, researchers, etc. who do important work but do not have direct contact with the public: It’s thanks to the back-room boys more than to the sales team that the product is such a success.
See also: boy

back room boys

verb
See also: back, boy, room
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Even so, whatever his anger, he has maintained a diplomatic silence refusing, in public at least, to criticise the back room boys or his trackside team boss and tactics organiser Maurizio Arrivabene, rumoured to be in danger of being sacked.
The IT crowd are no longer the back room boys, today's ClOs are the CEO's most vital right hand person.
Re-organising the way the back room boys work is not a valid reason.
There will be a jazz band performing on Saturday night while on Sunday entertainment will be provided by The Back Room Boys, Three Men in a Boat and friends.
As to which party is in so-called power, the back room boys of the council always remain.
The back room boys back on Tracy Island were their Dad Jeff and Brains, a genius with what appeared to be the worst NHS glasses and speech impediment this side of Benny Hill's Fred Scuttle.
* The back room boys themselves have an excellent work of reference to remind them of the theory and best practice, although I doubt those with working experience of database management will learn anything totally new.