Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No.9)

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase.


Although he has failed in the written examination, he is using backstairs influence to get the job.

[A]. Political influence
[B]. Backing influence
[C]. Deserving and proper influence
[D]. Secret and unfair influence

Answer: Option D


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Kiran said: (Feb 28, 2015)  
Anyone can explain this?

Anonymous said: (Aug 2, 2015)  
Underhand means?

Kiran said: (Aug 21, 2015)  
Backstairs influence means by using some secrets and improper influence.

Praveen said: (Sep 7, 2015)  
Not near meaning. Can anybody explain it?

Aadhi said: (Sep 9, 2015)  
Please explain with example.

Mani said: (Jul 28, 2016)  
I too need explanation with example.

Divya Mishra said: (Aug 19, 2016)  
A deep influence.

Pravalika said: (Oct 6, 2016)  
Backstairs. Here, it means doing sth indirectly. ie not doing in the right way. Even though he didn't pass the exam. He wants to get the job by wrong means i.e. by secret and unfair influence.

Roshidul Islam said: (Oct 1, 2018)  
The meaning of the phrase 'Backstairs influence' is by using some secret and improper influence.

Eg-1. He did not deserve the job, however, he got it by backstairs influence.
2. You cannot expect to get good marks in the examination by using backstairs influence.

Deepika said: (Apr 8, 2019)  
Eg: These days many persons are given good post through back stairs influence (by unfair means).

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