old boy network

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old boy network

n
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"