1A small group of people privileged to receive confidential information or make important decisions: her magic circle of friends and advisers
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- It has a deep loathing of serious debate and scrutiny of its policies, and prefers instead to rule through a magic circle of business and political cronies (who are of course not accountable to parliament).
- He had his inner circle of political editors and cronies (they know who they are!) and he took a special pride in conspicuously excluding people from the magic circle if they wrote the wrong things.
- They barged their way into the magic circle by merging in 1987 and made themselves pre-eminent in servicing international banking and finance giants.