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corridors of power

The offices of leaders or those with authority. I want to be in the corridors of power someday—I'm sick of having to take orders from other people.
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corridors of power

The offices of powerful leaders. For example, As clerk to a Supreme Court justice, Jim thought he'd get his foot inside the corridors of power . This term was first used by C.P. Snow in his novel Homecomings (1956) for the ministries of Britain's Whitehall, with their top-ranking civil servants. Later it was broadened to any high officials.
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the corridors of power

the senior levels of government or administration, where covert influence is regarded as being exerted and significant decisions are made.
This expression comes from the title of C. P. Snow 's novel The Corridors of Power ( 1964 ). Although most usual with power , the phrase can be more specifically applied to the most influential levels of the hierarchy within a particular place or organization, especially when they are regarded as operating covertly. The French word coulisse (meaning ‘the wings in a theatre’ and ‘corridor’) has a similar figurative sense of the corridor as a place of negotiation and behind-the-scenes scheming.
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the corridors of ˈpower

the places where important decisions in government are madeThis expression comes from the title of a book by C.P. Snow, published in 1964.
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corridors of power

The places or positions from which people in authority wield power.
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As Sunday People Sport revealed last week, Warburton has admirers in the corridors of power at Leicester's King Power Stadium and The Foxes will be keen to take him if they decide to terminate Nigel Pearson's contract.
Byline: KEVIN MAGUIRE Stalking the corridors of power
Soon after her surgery in the US two years ago, the corridors of power in the Capital went abuzz with speculation that the Congress president may not contest the polls again and that she may come to Parliament through Rajya Sabha.
Since they were so keen on getting into the corridors of power regardless of whether they''ve got what it takes or not, so that they could mess with our lives and taxes, why should we not demand some kind of financial penalties to be imposed on those responsible for any mess-ups?
An industry which was already in steady decline could have been totally revitalised if those in the corridors of power had managed to scent even a whiff of the opportunity that Westmead Hawk offered an entire sport.
STUDENTS from Middlesbrough's Macmillan Academy have taken a trip down the corridors of power at Westminster, attended a workshop on the role of the MP and visited the Old Bailey to see a trial taking place.
OFFICIALLY, European bureaucrats are rushing around the corridors of power trying to find a solution to the Euro crisis.
But all too frequently the real pain is felt by those who live outside the corridors of power.
Fighting the worst recession in decades, keeping an eye on the Iranian pressure cooker and leading the free world must be difficult enough without opportunist crazies from overseas clogging up the corridors of power with crates of weird vegetable smoothie.
WESTMINSTER BLOG Political correspondent Kevin Schofield on a day of drama in the corridors of power.
It is stalking the corridors of power, hitching up its skirt, delighted to be asked, and wives who try to forget it are nuts" - Life in the House of Commons by former Tory MP: Edwina Currie who famously had an affair with John Major.
They have the luxury of walking in the corridors of power, of voting on their own pay and conditions, of deciding what hours they work, of deciding the length of each holiday or recess they have several times a year, their severance payment if/when they get voted out of office and of course their pensions when they retire.
But while the chattering classes in the corridors of power continue to quibble over whether a duck that walks like a duck and quacks like a duck is actually a duck, something is stirring in our shires.
A TOWN hall is opening its doors for people to find out what goes on in the corridors of power.
Anyone who is in the position to walk along the corridors of power may have noticed a change in atmosphere recently that can only be down to one thing - the new series of Have I Got News For You which started last week.