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Tammany Ring

A cabal or powerful organisation of unprincipled officials, who enriched themselves by plundering the people. So called from Tammany Hall, the head-quarters of the high officials of the U.S., whose nefarious practices were exposed in 1871

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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