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old boy network

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informal Brit the appointment to power of former pupils of the same small group of public schools or universities
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Noun1.old boy network - an exclusive informal network linking members of a social class or profession or organization in order to provide connections and information and favors (especially in business or politics); "professional women have developed an old boy network of their own"
network, web - an interconnected system of things or people; "he owned a network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life"; "tangled in a web of cloth"
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CHELSEA have beefed up their old boys network again by confirming new coaching roles for former players Claude Makelele and Carlo Cudicini.
It's still the good old boys network. The bottom line is that male voices are valued more than women's voices" - Tennis legend Martina Navratilova on learning that John McEnroe reportedly gets paid 10 times more than her as a Wimbledon commentator.
It's still the good old boys network. The bottom line is that male voices are valued more than women's voices" Martina Navratilova on learning that John McEnroe reportedly gets paid 10 times more than her as a Wimbledon commentator "Britain has to decide if it is a serious country or a joke nation.
It's still the good old boys network. The bottom line is that male voices are valued more than women's voices" Tennis legend Martina Navratilova on learning that John McEnroe reportedly gets paid 10 times more than her as a Wimbledon commentator.
It's still the good old boys network. The bottom line is that male voices are valued more than women's voices" Tennis legend Martina Navratilova on learning John McEnroe reportedly gets paid 10 times more than her as a Wimbledon commentator.
fsharp Under the old system the old boys network (and it was mostly boys) was in full swing with contracts and seats on the council awarded to a favoured few.