backroom


backroom
noun
the meeting place of a group of leaders who make their decisions via private negotiations
Hypernyms: ↑facility, ↑installation

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backˈroom adjective
(of people) doing important work behind the scenes, esp in secret
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backroom UK [ˈbækˌruːm] US [ˈbækˌrum] adjective only before noun
used for describing work that is important but is done in a private or secret way, or the people who do this work

backroom political deals

the backroom staff

Thesaurus: secret, secretive and in secretsynonym

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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