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backroom boy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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backroom boyback‧room boy /ˈbækrʊm ˌbɔɪ, -ruːm-/ noun [countable usually plural] British English informal 🔊 🔊 BOHsomeone such as an engineer or scientist whose work is important but who does not get much attention or fame
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backroom boyPoor eyesight had prevented Thomas from qualifying as a pilot; but he was not content to be a backroom boy.Reg was already a well respected backroom boy and came to the club from highflying Walborough Solid Fuel Albion.
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