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the power behind the throne

The person or group who has true control or a great influence on one in control, but is not officially or publicly in charge. The president's charisma and likability got him elected, 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.
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.
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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
References in classic literature ?
He was soon joined by a quartet of officers, and, with my back against a golden throne, I fought once again for Dejah Thoris.
Calling to Dejah Thoris to get behind me I worked my way toward the little doorway back of the throne, but the officers realized my intentions, and three of them sprang in behind me and blocked my chances for gaining a position where I could have defended Dejah Thoris against any army of swordsmen.
The throne belongs to whoever is able to take it," answered Jinjur, as she slowly ate another caramel.
The entire throne room seemed to be filled with the rebels, and the Scarecrow and his comrades realized that they were prisoners.
So together they went to the Throne Room, an immense domed chamber in the center of the palace.
Ozma, who was wearing the Magic Belt, seated herself in the throne, and Dorothy sat at her feet.
Dorothy placed soft cushions in a corner for Billina and her chicks, and had just returned to the Throne and seated herself when the playing of the royal band outside the palace announced the approach of distinguished guests.
But what interested Dorothy most was the big throne of green marble that stood in the middle of the room.
Sorrowfully Dorothy left the Throne Room and went back where the Lion and the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman were waiting to hear what Oz had said to her.
With myself ever between her enemies and herself, and with Kantos Kan and his warriors winning to the apartment, there could be no danger to Dejah Thoris standing there alone beside the throne.
I growled out my curses on the monster sitting opposite us on the gorgeous throne.
O-Tar rapped impatiently upon the arm of his throne.
At this everyone in the Throne Room suddenly became quiet, and the kitten continued, in a calm, mocking tone of voice:
Seated on ivory chairs before Ozma, with a clear space between them and the throne, were many of the nobility of the Emerald City, lords and ladies in beautiful costumes, and officials of the kingdom in the royal uniforms of Oz.
Billina, squatting under the throne, had listened carefully to all this talk, and now chuckled softly to herself as she heard the King disclose his secret.