backroom backroom  /ˈbæ ˌkrum/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the meeting place of a group of leaders who make their decisions via private negotiations

Usage(s):

  1. So the coming months will see more backroom power struggles while a lame-duck Prime Minister waits for the axe to fall.
  2. One made it because he puts unsexy but important issues on the national agenda, another because his backroom negotiating turns conflict into consensus.
  3. Obama learned the art of politics in backroom poker.

News

  1. Soccer-Real Sociedad promote Arrasate to first team coach

    MADRID, June 7 (Reuters) - Real Sociedad have promoted 35-year-old Jagoba Arrasate to be first team coach for next season, the Spanish club's president Jokin Aperribay told a news conference on Friday. Arrasate, a coach from the club's youth ranks, was part of Philippe Montanier's backroom staff last season. Frenchman Montanier rejected the chance of a contract extension with the San Sebastian ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. It ain't easy

    Creating a professional sports league is work best kept in the backroom. Pro leagues start out like a Midway carnival barker, “Step right up, ladies and gents, see Lobster Boy in his tank!” As you may recall, the august National Football League was founded in a Canton, Ohio, Hupmobile showroom.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader

Quotes

  1. "If the starting point for this summit is more of the same backroom deals and partisan bills, then this meeting will likely be a charade," Camp said.
    on Feb 20, 2010 By: David Lee Camp Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "This new Democrats-only backroom deal doubles down on the same failed approach that will drive up premiums, destroy jobs, raise taxes, and slash Medicare benefits," said House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). "This week's summit...
    on Feb 22, 2010 By: John Boehner Source: AlterNet (blog)

  3. "The president goes out and says this is not acceptable and then some backroom deal gets cut to let these things get paid out anyway," said Sen. Ron Wyden, (D., Ore.), author of an earlier, alternative pay amendment, told the Associated Press.
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Ron Wyden Source: Wall Street Journal

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