English translation: a person who wields power and influence unofficially or behind the scenes
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English term or phrase:
a person who wields power and influence unofficially or behind the scenes
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase:éminence grise
" 'We want a proper funeral. hundreds of people are likely to attend. dad's still an éminence grise to the church-elder types.'
this was true. our father was influential, affluent and genuinely loved.."
Main Entry:*minence grise
Inflected Form:plural *minences grises \*\
Etymology:French, literally, gray eminence, nickname of P*re Joseph (Fran*ois Le Clerc du Tremblay) died 1638 French monk and diplomat who was confidant of Cardinal Richelieu died 1642 French statesman and cardinal who was styled *minence Rouge red eminence; from the colors of their respective habits
: a confidential agent; especially : one exercising unsuspected or unofficial power
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