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Back Door

1. In business, a slang term describing something unethical. It may also describe the action of circumventing a problem in an unusual (but still ethical) way.

2. Any way to access a computer system other than logging in or using "normal" channels. Programmers often put back doors into their programs, or a hacker may create one.

3. See: Back-Door Listing.

back door

the informal mechanism whereby the BANK OF ENGLAND buys back previously issued TREASURY BILLS in the DISCOUNT MARKET at their ruling market price in order to release money to help the DISCOUNT HOUSES overcome temporary liquidity shortages. This is done as a means of increasing the liquid funds available not only to the discount houses themselves but also to the COMMERCIAL BANKS at prevailing interest rates to enable them to maintain their lending. Compare FRONT DOOR.
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Let's look at the Front Door, the Back Door and how a Supply Chain Management (SCM) professional can help capture the monies being lost to the company's bottom line.
The two tried to open the apartment's front door, but had some trouble so they walked around to the back door.
The black-and-white tape shows three masked men wearing oversize cotton shirts and baggy pants as they barrel through the back door around 8 p.
When I walked through the back door, I entered a place where I was fed incessantly, listened to with rapt attention and doted on like I was the bee's knees, especially by my grandmother.
Part of this I speak of from personal experience: (A) I don't deal with death very well, as most people don't, and (B) in any nursing home that I've been in throughout my career, as well as most hospitals, you walk in through the front door, but you leave by the back door.
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The staffers say they were excluded from prayer meetings, told to enter through the back door and denied use of the lunchroom.
The officers ran to the back door and forced their way into the burning residence where they found a small unconscious child who Officer Rieson carried outside to safety.
In a twist on the classic bait-and-switch - a Red bait-and-switch, if you will - that metaphorical authority known somewhat quaintly as "The Man" morphs into The Back Door Man.
Mary waits for Susie to open the back door and give her the signal - on/off /on of the kitchen light.
One of the things we do is never, and I mean never, leave the back door unattended.
When the back door sat forward of the front door at this fine old house in Spokane, it caused no small amount of confusion for arriving guests.