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    old-boy

    She envisioned something more formal, removed from the old-boy network of biomedical researchers. Scientific progress, according to Shriver, was too dangerous to be monitored by the scientists themselves...

    What does "old-boy" network mean?

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    Re: old-boy

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    Old boy: "A man who is a member of a long-standing and usually influential clique especially in a professional, business, or social sphere."

    Hence, the group of them who intercommunicate.

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