smoke-filled room

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 21 Jul. 2024.

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