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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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So far, no one has tried the back door. If they do, I'll know about it.
; Air India ( AI) operates some of its flights with only one entry- exit point ; Many AI flights are operating with the back door shown as inoperative due to shortage of cabin crew ; In an emergency like crash- landing, there would be a near stampede with only one exit door ; AI also facing a heavy rate of attrition with 33 pilots having quit this year alone ; Some of the pilots joined other airlines without even resigning ; Many pilots have resigned citing inefficiency and weak administration, which they allege has caused the mess at the carrier
However, delegates clearly felt any suspension was the thin end of the wedge and an attempt by the Tory-led coalition to deregulate Sunday trading by the back door.
Without a tough code, schools will be allowed to select by the back door."
Learning at the Back Door is definitely scholarly writing.
"There is no getting away from the benefits of the back door diplomacy, The back door diplomacy with India will once again be initiated, if it suits Pakistan's interests," The News quoted Qureshi, as saying.
But then you leave the back door unlocked and someone enters and walks out with your jewelry.
WORCESTER - A city man allegedly kicked down the back door of a Payson Street apartment Saturday afternoon and stole antique coins and cash from inside before a neighbor chased and caught him.
My heart is seriously about to beat out of my chest, but I focus my camera before I can change my mind and run out the back door. The whole scene is so unreal.
I stood at the back door, rang the bell, then entered their home with an immediate sense of peace as I passed over the threshold.
The back door distance is one measure of the existence and strength of the communication channel between board members that can be used to influence decisions by the full board.
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. Traditionally in nursing homes, the hallways are cleared and it is sort of hush-hush when someone expires.