old-boys network

 Closed network of established business relationships.
 ► “Private placements, a market that was once a secretive, old-boys club for a few huge life insurance companies and a handful of WHITE-SHOE investment bankers, is now being overrun with commercial banks, money managers and other institutions.” (Investment Dealers Digest, Aug. 28, 1995, p. 14)

American business jargon. 2014.

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