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  • n  a second staircase at the rear of a building
  • s  secret and sly or sordid
    backstairs gossip
    his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard
    backstairs intimacies

  • The Assembly therefore had to elect a President last week, chose Premier-Professor Paul van Zeeland of Belgium, who played an important backstairs role in promoting the Hoare .
  • Leger worked in a semisecret office up a backstairs in the Quai d'Orsay.
  • Because what we're talking about are the backstairs crawling putzes who shouldn't be in the press section in the first place, and are contributing to the larger process of regular .
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    Occasionally moving, sweeping in ambition yet often haphazard in execution, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is an epic that more closely resembles a made-for-TV movie or miniseries, albeit one from the high-minded heyday of TV movies, the 1970s. Think “Backstairs at the White House,” if your memory goes that far back.
    Aug. 15, 2013 - The Kitsap Sun
  • 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' review: Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker star in White House epic
    Occasionally moving, sweeping in ambition yet often haphazard in execution, "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is an epic that more closely resembles a made-for-TV movie or miniseries, albeit one from the high-minded heyday of TV movies, the '70s. Think "Backstairs at the White House," if your memory goes that far back.
    Aug. 15, 2013 - Zap2It

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