Monday, October 19, 2015

Word of the day: gray eminence

The word of the day is gray eminence:

  1. a person who wields unofficial power, especially through another person and often surreptitiously or privately.

"Once again, Bradford Hill, the √©minence grise of epidemiology, proposed a solution to this impasse."

 - Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

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