backroom


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back·room

 (băk′ro͞om′, -ro͝om′)
n. or back room
1. A room located at the rear.
2. The meeting place used by an inconspicuous controlling group.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or taking place in a backroom: backroom card games.
2. Marked by the exercise of inconspicuous control and maneuvering: backroom politics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backroom - the meeting place of a group of leaders who make their decisions via private negotiationsbackroom - the meeting place of a group of leaders who make their decisions via private negotiations
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
Translations
backroom

backroom

back-room, back room [ˈbækrʊm] n
(lit)pièce f du fond
(fig) (= people) → experts mpl qui travaillent dans les coulisses (= place) → coulisses fpl

backroom

[ˈbækrʊm] back-room modif
(pejorative) [deal, negotiations] → dans les coulisses
[staff, team] Mr Smith's backroom staff → les travailleurs de l'ombre de M. Smith, ceux qui travaillent dans les coulisses pour M. Smith
backroom team → équipe qui travaille dans les coulissesbackroom boy backroom-boy (British) nhomme m de l'ombreback rub n (= massage) → massage m de dosback seat n
[car] → siège m arrière
(fig) to take a back seat [person] (voluntarily)rester en retrait, s'effacer; (not voluntarily)être relégué(e) au second plan; [issue] → être relégué(e) au second planback-seat driver backseat driver [ˈbæksiːt] n
(= car passenger) he's a back-seat driver → il est toujours à donner des conseils au conducteur
(fig) (= unwanted advisor, manipulator) to be a back-seat driver → tirer les ficelles
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