al mudbakh
 n.— «The real action was taking place in al mudbakh—the kitchen—a euphemism for the elite group of perhaps 12 party leaders and aides who huddled behind doors that were closed even to the members of the committee drafting the constitution.» —“Awaiting Rebirth of a Nation, Officials Pace” by Ashraf Khalil in Baghdad, Iraq Los Angeles Times Aug. 23, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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