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English definition of “smoke-filled room”

smoke-filled room

noun [C] uk   /ˌsməʊk.fɪldˈruːm/ us    /ˌsmoʊk-/
a place where powerful people, such as politicians, meet to have discussions and make agreements in secret: The whole business stinks of political corruption and decisions made in smoke-filled rooms.
(Definition of smoke-filled room from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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