palace guard

noun

1
: a body of men stationed to protect a castle or its occupants
2
: a king's, president's, or other chief executive's inner circle of intimates and advisers
complained that a palace guard —made up of men never elected to serve—is running the government Springfield (Massachusetts) Union

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“Palace guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palace%20guard. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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