powers that be

powers that be
Synonyms and related words:
John Bull, Rasputin, Svengali, Uncle Sam, VIP, Washington, Whitehall, access, bad influence, big wheel, bureaucracy, court, directorate, eminence grise, five-percenter, friend at court, good influence, gray eminence, heavyweight, hidden hand, hierarchy, higher echelons, higher-ups, holdover, incumbent, influence, influence peddler, influencer, ingroup, ins, jack-in-office, key, kingmaker, lame duck, lobby, lobbyist, lords of creation, man of influence, management, manipulator, ministry, new broom, office-bearer, officeholder, officialdom, open sesame, prelacy, president-elect, pressure group, public official, public servant, ruling class, ruling classes, sinister influence, special interests, special-interest group, the Crown, the Establishment, the administration, the authorities, the government, the ingroup, the interests, the people upstairs, the power elite, the power structure, the top, them, they, top brass, very important person, wheeler-dealer, wire-puller

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • powers that be — The powers that be are the people who are in charge of something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • powers that be — index authorities, authority (power), bureaucracy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • powers that be — noun The holders of power or the authorities in a given situation, especially as seen as being faceless or unreasonably bureaucratic. It appeared as though the hospital at Barchester would fall into abeyance, unless the powers that be should take …   Wiktionary

  • powers that be —    The powers that be are the people who are in charge of something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • powers that be — See the powers that be …   English idioms

  • Powers that Be —   The Powers that Be are the people who are in charge of something …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Powers That Prey — Infobox Film name = Powers That Prey image size = caption = director = Henry King producer = writer = Will M. Ritchey narrator = starring = Mary Miles Minter music = cinematography = John F. Seitz editing = distributor = Mutual Film released =… …   Wikipedia

  • powers that be — власть, власти предержащие, сильные мира сего (Библии) существующие власти (от Бога установлены)(Рм.13:1) …   Idioms and examples

  • powers that be — Same as constituted authorities …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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