old boy network

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an exclusive informal network linking members of a social class or profession or organization in order to provide connections and information and favors (especially in business or politics)

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Turned down by an interview system more reminiscent of the old boy network.
Regis, who mentioned there's a perception of a Good Old Boy network.
I too feel that local councils are snarled in an old boy network of party politics.
MP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, George Foulkes, said: "No matter what they say, this is the old boy network at work"
The good old boy network is alive and well, and it will interfere with the new leadership.
He said: "It is clearly an example of the old boy network in operation and it is trying to exclude the bulk of the population from a very lucrative job.
The mix is complicated by the fact that the careers of these high-fliers normally take off after graduating from one of the Grandes Ecoles, which produce an inbred, old boy network rivaling that of Harvard Business School or Oxbridge.
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.
There has been a growing sense there is really a good old boy network on the City Council,'' said Mann, a child behavior specialist.
They're fairly lowly in the scheme of things as they're not part of the old boy network," said one economist.
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).