the boys in the back room

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the boys in the back room

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

the boys in the back room

 and the backroom boys
Fig. any private group of men who make decisions, usually political decisions. (See also .) The boys in the back room picked the last presidential candidate. The backroom boys have decided too many things in the past. Their day is over.
See also: back, boy, room

boys in the back room

and back room boys
n. any private male group making decisions, usually politicians. The boys in the back room picked the last presidential candidate. Who picks out the back room boys? Who’s really in charge?
See also: back, boy, room
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The backroom boys overcame a variety of hurdles to pursue their avowed quest for clean politics in the country.
A massive thank-you to Trevor Burton, his promotional team Jan and John Davis, who organised the whole show, and all the backroom boys.
Thai food from the Barton Arms menu will be available during the festival, there will be a comedy night on the Friday and the Backroom Boys duo will play jazz, country and blues on the Sunday.
SUNDAY The Backroom Boys: Westwood Heath Club & Reading Rooms, Westwood Heath Road, Coventry, 12.30pm.
WITH total disregard for damaging wildlife habitats and historic country paths, the backroom boys of Sefton council are pressing ahead with plans to sacrifice precious green belt for housing.
The New Zealand international said: "It was good to see him and a few of the backroom boys but it was still surreal to see Lenny as the gaffer.
MCLAREN team principal Martin Whitmarsh has promised Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button there will be no let up from the backroom boys in the quest to hunt down championship pacesetter Sebastian Vettel.
"They launched a stinging attack on the backroom boys. There was a disagreement with members of the coaching staff and both players have had to apologise."
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The backroom boys are the unsung heroes who helped keep tight grip on the urn.
Bellamy treated the backroom boys to a slap-up meal in a leafy Cheshire suburb on Thursday after an injury-hit campaign.
He's always betting the backroom boys about Scotland games.
As a host of other nights have come and gone over the years, Paul is in no doubt as to why Nice has lasted the distance - the crowd and the antics of the backroom boys.
Clive said: ``I'm not an epic filmmaker like Dickie Attenborough but one of the backroom boys who helps foster cinematic talent.