old boy network


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

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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Chenier, chairman of the Municipal Airport Commission, said only a small group contends there's a Good Old Boy network and those who do so are largely interested in one issue.
Taking cues from Madison Avenue rather the Old Boy Network, the new breed uses marketing flash to lure customers, and scatters field offices like a fried-chicken chain.
Never mind mega bonuses, which the new Government has done nothing to stop, isn't it nice to see the old boy network looking after its own.
The report says: "There are a number of reasons - fear of conflict, misogyny, the bishop's wish to present a united front to the world, a devotion to the old boy network, or, in some cases, to a closeted gay network, laziness, indifference and excessive concern about what Rome thinks and the habitual stance of not taking women seriously.
Thomas III, the executive director of the National Association of Minority Contractors says this proves, "the old boy network is still alive.
And as the new Mayor of London, she guests on a low-brow chat show and has to fight the prejudice of the old boy network headed up by the Conservative candidate (played by Martin Shaw).
The medical examiners of Magdalen are a very progressive body of men and the phrases he used - the old school tie, the old boy network - it was absolutely farcical.
She was turned down by an interview system more reminiscent of the old boy network and the old school tie than genuine justice in our society," he said.