kitchen cabinet

noun

Definition of kitchen cabinet

1 : an informal group of advisers to one in a position of power (such as the head of a government)
2 : a cupboard with drawers and shelves for use in a kitchen

Examples of kitchen cabinet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the previous few weeks had been defined by high-level politicking by Yar’Adua’s core kitchen cabinet who sought to hold on to power for as long as possible during the then-president’s severe illness. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, "How different countries handle their leadership’s line of succession," 7 Apr. 2020 Generic sardines tend to linger past their expiration dates in the farthest reaches of kitchen cabinets. Los Angeles Times, "A critic’s favorite hack for a quick meal at home," 4 Apr. 2020 Spring for home improvement stores is by far the busiest time of year, generating about 30% of annual sales, as people catch up on things like replacing bathroom tiles, installing new kitchen cabinets, and repaving the driveway after winter. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "How Home Depot and Lowe’s are preparing for their busy home improvement season during coronavirus uncertainty," 22 Apr. 2020 Kyari’s passing may also force president Buhari into a quick shake-up of his kitchen cabinet—a reality which flies in the face of the president’s preference for slow-paced decision making. Yinka Adegoke, Quartz Africa, "The powerful chief of staff to Nigeria’s president Buhari has died of Covid-19," 18 Apr. 2020 The kitchen cabinets are made of walnut and a separate island, also made of walnut, acts as a breakfast table or alternative dining option. Dallas News, "View this private, Mediterreanean-style home in Dallas designed by Larry Boerder," 21 Feb. 2020 The condo will be painted, the floors will be sanded and stained, kitchen cabinets will be painted and receive new hardware, and a bathroom will get a new vanity, flooring and a light fixture. Anna Bahney, CNN, "How to sell your 'ugly' house when no one is biting," 8 Feb. 2020 Other times, a home’s kitchen cabinets aren’t properly organized, or the home office is full of stacks of paper that no one wants to look through. Nicole Anzia, Washington Post, "That box of cords, plugs and tech paraphernalia — deal with it now," 19 Nov. 2019 In the Vikings game, Scangarello emptied the kitchen cabinet with new plays in the first half, but the second half featured zero production. Ryan O’halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos Mailbag: Why can’t offense stay aggressive and build on a lead instead of losing it?," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of kitchen cabinet

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 May 2020

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“Kitchen cabinet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kitchen%20cabinet. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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