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Noun: éminence grise (éminences grises)  ey-mee-naans greez
  1. (French) a person who exercises power or influence in certain areas without holding an official position
    "the President's wife is an éminence grise in matters of education"

Derived forms: éminences grises

Type of: important person, influential person, personage