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the power behind the throne

The person who has true control or a great influence, but is not officially or publicly in charge. The president's charisma and likability got him elected into office, but his team of advisors is the real power behind the throne.
See also: behind, power, throne

on the throne

1. Reigning as the monarch or ruler of a country. With the new king on the throne, the country has seen an unprecedented level of prosperity and peace. He has sat on the throne for over 30 years ever since the military took over the government by force.
2. slang Seated on and using the toilet. John always reads the newspaper when he's on the throne.
See also: on, throne

be the power behind the throne

To be the person who has true control or a great influence, but is not officially or publicly in charge. The president's charisma and likability got him elected into office, but his team of advisors is the real power behind the throne.
See also: behind, power, throne

on the throne

 
1. Lit. [of royalty] currently reigning. King Samuel was on the throne for two decades.
2. Fig. Sl. seated on the toilet. I can't come to the phone. I'm on the throne.
See also: on, throne

power behind the throne

Fig. the person who actually controls the person who is apparently in charge. Mr. Smith appears to run the shop, but his brother is the power behind the throne. They say that the vice president is the power behind the throne.
See also: behind, power, throne

power behind the throne

A person with great influence who stays behind the scenes and has no apparent authority. For example, Harry may be the CEO, but it's obvious that his wife is the power behind the throne. [Mid-1800s]
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the power behind the throne

If you describe someone as the power behind the throne, you mean that they are really the person that has power although another person is officially in charge. She was the real power behind the throne, a strong and determined woman controlling a weaker husband for her own aims.
See also: behind, power, throne

power behind the throne

a person who exerts authority or influence without having formal status.
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be the (real) power behind the ˈthrone

be the person who really controls a family, business, country, etc., even though people think somebody else controls it: It’s not the president who makes the important decisions; his wife is the real power behind the throne.
See also: behind, power, throne

hug the porcelain god(dess)

and hug the throne
tv. to vomit; to vomit while holding on to the toilet seat. By “hug the porcelain god” I assume you are referring to vomiting into the toilet bowl? The girls drank a lot of beer and two of them spent the night hugging the porcelain god.
See also: goddess, hug, porcelain

hug the throne

verb
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on the throne

mod. seated on the toilet. I can’t come to the phone. I’m on the throne.
See also: on, throne

the throne

n. a toilet; a toilet seat. And there was the cat—right on the throne, just staring at me.
See also: throne

throne room

n. a restroom; a bathroom. (see also throne.) Hank is in the throne room, reading, I think.
See also: room, throne