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smoke-filled room

(smōk′fĭld′)
n.
1. A room filled with smoke, especially tobacco smoke.
2. A place, such as a hotel room at a convention, where a group of influential people gather to negotiate or make deals in private.

smoke′-filled` room′


n.
a place, as a hotel room, for conducting secret negotiations, devising strategy, etc.
[1915–20, Amer.]
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