smoke-filled room


smoke–filled room

noun \ˈsmōk-ˈfild-\

: a room or place where secret decisions are made by a small group of powerful people

Full Definition of SMOKE-FILLED ROOM

:  a room (as in a hotel) in which a small group of politicians carry on negotiations

First Known Use of SMOKE-FILLED ROOM

1920

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