Definition of “inner circle” - English Dictionary

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“inner circle” in British English

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inner circlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɪn.ə ˈsɜː.kəl/ us /ˌɪn.ɚ ˈsɝː.kəl/

the small group of people who control an organization, political party, etc.:

Dr Simpson was a member of the inner circle of government officials.

(Definition of “inner circle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)