Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No. 9)
Directions to Solve
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.
Political influence
Backing influence
Deserving and proper influence
Secret and unfair influence
Answer: Option
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10 comments Page 1 of 1.

Deepika said:   5 years ago
Eg: These days many persons are given good post through back stairs influence (by unfair means).

Roshidul Islam said:   6 years ago
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.

Pravalika said:   8 years ago
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.

Divya Mishra said:   8 years ago
A deep influence.

Mani said:   8 years ago
I too need explanation with example.

Aadhi said:   9 years ago
Please explain with example.

Praveen said:   9 years ago
Not near meaning. Can anybody explain it?

Kiran said:   9 years ago
Backstairs influence means by using some secrets and improper influence.

Anonymous said:   9 years ago
Underhand means?

Kiran said:   9 years ago
Anyone can explain this?

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