Power behind the Throne

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The actual force or person behind ones success, the real person in charge


  • It is an 18th century phrase which was used in England. It is noticing that the word “throne” does not only imply for a royal position or status. It could also mean the rank or office of any chief or boss. If the leader, chief or boss is guided by someone else in dealing or carrying out his matters, then that person would be called the “power behind the throne”.

Everyone was curious to know the secret of Mr. Rosalind’s enormous success today; no one knew that his wife was the real power behind his throne.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Power behind the Throne':

power behind the throneSomeone who appears to be without special status, but who has great covert influence on a person in authority.
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власть за троном

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