good-old-boy network

 See old-boys network / old-boys network.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • old boy network — {n. phr.} A system whereby men who went to the same school help each other to get good jobs, regardless of their ability or training. * /Peter got his lucrative job thanks to the old boy network rather than because of his qualifications./ Compare …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • old boy network — {n. phr.} A system whereby men who went to the same school help each other to get good jobs, regardless of their ability or training. * /Peter got his lucrative job thanks to the old boy network rather than because of his qualifications./ Compare …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • old\ boy\ network — n. phr. A system whereby men who went to the same school help each other to get good jobs, regardless of their ability or training. Peter got his lucrative job thanks to the old boy network rather than because of his qualifications. Compare: old… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • good old boy — noun a) A male friend or chum, especially a schoolmate; a man with an established network of friends who assist one another in social and business situations; a decent, dependable fellow. Billie, what kind of a lad is that young Coke up at… …   Wiktionary

  • good old boy — good old boyism. Informal. 1. a male who embodies the unsophisticated good fellowship and sometimes boisterous sociability regarded as typical of white males of small towns and rural areas of the South. 2. a person who belongs to a network of… …   Universalium

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