smoke-filled room

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\ ˈsmōk-ˈfild- How to pronounce smoke-filled room (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of smoke-filled room was in 1920

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“Smoke-filled room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smoke-filled%20room. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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

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