- 1 votes Holdover
- 1 votes The government
- 1 votes The ingroup
- 1 votes Them
- 1 votes Top brass
- 0 votes Access
- 0 votes Bad influence
- 0 votes Big wheel
- 0 votes Bureaucracy
- 0 votes Court
- 0 votes Directorate
- 0 votes Eminence grise
- 0 votes Five-percenter
- 0 votes Friend at court
- 0 votes Good influence
- 0 votes Gray eminence
- 0 votes Heavyweight
- 0 votes Hidden hand
- 0 votes Hierarchy
- 0 votes Higher echelons
- 0 votes Higher-ups
- 0 votes Incumbent
- 0 votes Influence
- 0 votes Influence peddler
- 0 votes Influencer
- 0 votes Ingroup
- 0 votes Ins
- 0 votes Jack-in-office
- 0 votes John Bull
- 0 votes Key
- 0 votes Kingmaker
- 0 votes Lame duck
- 0 votes Lobby
- 0 votes Lobbyist
- 0 votes Lords of creation
- 0 votes Man of influence
- 0 votes Management
- 0 votes Manipulator
- 0 votes Ministry
- 0 votes New broom
- 0 votes Office-bearer
- 0 votes Officeholder
- 0 votes Officialdom
- 0 votes Open sesame
- 0 votes Prelacy
- 0 votes President-elect
- 0 votes Pressure group
- 0 votes Public official
- 0 votes Public servant
- 0 votes Rasputin
- 0 votes Ruling class
- 0 votes Ruling classes
- 0 votes Sinister influence
- 0 votes Special interests
- 0 votes Special-interest group
- 0 votes Svengali
- 0 votes The administration
- 0 votes The authorities
- 0 votes The Crown
- 0 votes The Establishment
- 0 votes The interests
- 0 votes The people upstairs
- 0 votes The power elite
- 0 votes The power structure
- 0 votes The top
- 0 votes They
- 0 votes Uncle Sam
- 0 votes Very important person
- 0 votes VIP
- 0 votes Washington
- 0 votes Wheeler-dealer
- 0 votes Whitehall
- 0 votes Wire-puller

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