old boy network

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Any ‘inside track’ to privileges accorded to an elite or exclusive group of ‘old chums’
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old boy network

“In” group, the 'Mafia' Any 'inside track' to publishing articles in 'premier journals', access to grant monies–eg, from the NIH, hospital staff privileges in prestigious institutions–eg, Massachusetts General Hospital, and other seemingly unfair advantages linked to friendship. See Glass ceiling principle.
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