backroom boy

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Noun1.backroom boy - an expert adviser involved in making important decisions but usually lacking official statusbackroom boy - an expert adviser involved in making important decisions but usually lacking official status
adviser, advisor, consultant - an expert who gives advice; "an adviser helped students select their courses"; "the United States sent military advisors to Guatemala"
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I have no idea if Ched Evans is a good footballer or not and I don't really care but it does beg the question: if he were a backroom boy or a clerk who had worked for Oldham Athletic or another football club would they be offering him a job?
As far as the result of the elections are concerned, I have worked as a backroom boy for all these years, and I am used to working for the party organisation - (whether it is) election preparation and or strategies, and all of its the intricacies.
Happy to be a backroom boy, he marries Cathy, a typically charming Keira Knightley, and buries himself away in his Wall Street cover role.
Welsh Bafta-winning backroom boy Tim Ricketts, who makes sound effects for the show with Paul Jefferies, said that Kylie's decision was his proudest moment.
As a backroom boy Jim admitted it was rare for him to step into the spotlight.
Nicky Henderson was crowned champion trainer for the first time in 26 years, but it was backroom boy Andrew Tinkler who proved the big Sandown winner.
He acted as her strategist and backroom boy and stood by his leader.
Gateshead have also signed former Magpie Neale McDermott, the son of former Newcastle, Liverpool and England midfielder, and United backroom boy, Terry McDermott.
Mr Oley, a Liberal Democrat candidate for Erdington at last year's Birmingham City Council elections, added: 'Sion Simon is a backroom boy, safe in the knowledge that he will never see, and never know, the results of his cowardly act.
After all those years of time-wasting trivia paraded before Industrial Tribunals by women, the 32-year-old backroom boy from Stockport was entitled to his hour in court and his victory.
The Nou Camp backroom boy has been thrust into the spotlight after Tito Vilanova headed to New York for cancer treatment.
SWAnSeA chief Brendan Rodgers last night pledged not to compromise his principles to keep his side in the top flight The Welsh side were overwhelmed as former Chelsea backroom boy Rodgers went back to Stamford Bridge for the first time as a manager, paying the price for trying to play themselves out of trouble at all times.