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corridors of power

The places or positions occupied by those with authority, especially in the upper levels of government. 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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corridors of power

The highest echelons of government bureaucracy. This term was coined in the 1956 novel Homecomings by C. P. Snow, who later used it as the title of another novel, Corridors of Power (1964). By that time Snow realized it had become a cliché, but said, “If a man hasn’t the right to his own cliché, who has?” (quoted by William Safire, New York Times, May 14, 2000). However, it is heard less often today.
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It is not clear why the chairman with unfettered connections within the corridors of power wields such immense control, unlike his colleagues.
Since PMLN has left the corridors of power, the project seems to be in disruption.
Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the issue even in his maiden speech after returning to the corridors of power and now it's for him to put his words into action.
But it seems that most of those treading the corridors of power are not aware at all about the Rules of Business what to take about their strictly adhering to the given frameworks in these rules.
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AFTER resolutely striving to struggle against the onslaught of corruption that had been in the corridors of power in Pakistan, Imran Khan has managed to overcome frustration among the public.
Regarding the seminaries, Rehman added that the religious seminaries must not be looked at suspicion and claimed that religious people are being prevented from going in the corridors of power.
The corridors of power must act together in harmony knowing the fact the actual power belongs to the people of the country and they should be served in the best possible manner without indulging into power politics.
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.
Scotching speculation that she may not contest again from the central UP seat perhaps due to health reasons, a fit Sonia on Wednesday asserted: " I will fight from Rae Bareli." Responding to a query whether her daughter Priyanka Gandhi will contest the Lok Sabha election, Gandhi shot back saying, " You ask this question to her." 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.
The more likely truth is that those same bureaucrats are running around the corridors of power trying to find someone to blame for this appalling mess.