POWER (noun) American English definition and synonyms


the power behind the throne

someone with no official[1] position[2] in an organization[3] but who secretly[4] controls[5] itMy friend is head of the business but his wife is the real power behind the throne.

Submitted by:
Emran Khoshrouye Ghiasi from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 10/11/2018


  1. ^ official (www.macmillandictionary.com)
  2. ^ position (www.macmillandictionary.com)
  3. ^ organization (www.macmillandictionary.com)
  4. ^ secretly (www.macmillandictionary.com)
  5. ^ controls (www.macmillandictionary.com)
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