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Corridors of power

The offices of powerful leaders. For example, As clerk to a Supreme Court justice, Jim thought he’d get his foot inside the corridors of power. This term was first used by C.P. Snow in his novel Homecomings (1956) for the ministries of Britain’s Whitehall, with their top-ranking civil servants. Later it was broadened to any high officials.


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