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English definition of “the power behind the throne”

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the power behind the throne

someone who does not have an official position in a government or organization but who secretly controls it
Translations of “the power behind the throne”
in Chinese (Traditional) 幕後的實權人物,幕後操縱者, 垂簾聽政者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幕后的实权人物,幕后操纵者…
(Definition of the power behind the throne from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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