behind closed doors


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behind closed doors

In secret. You can't tell anyone what happens behind closed doors here—it's classified information. What I do behind closed doors is none of your business! Sure, they seem happy together, but who knows what happens behind closed doors.
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behind closed doors

in secret; away from observers, reporters, or intruders, usually in a closed room. They held the meeting behind closed doors, as the law allowed. Every important issue was decided behind closed doors.
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behind closed doors

In secret, privately. For example, The nominating committee always meets behind closed doors, lest its deliberations become known prematurely . Also see behind the scenes.
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behind closed doors

JOURNALISM
COMMON If something is done behind closed doors, it is done in private. The summer I was fourteen and Rita was twelve, our parents started having long talks behind closed doors. Many decisions were taken in secret behind closed doors. Note: Behind-closed-doors can be used before a noun. The three organizations have been discussing the idea in a series of behind-closed-doors meetings.
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behind closed doors

(of an action) done in a secretive or furtive way; hidden from public view.
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beˌhind closed ˈdoors

in private; without the public being allowed to attend: Journalists protested that the trial was being held behind closed doors.
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It will not, repeat not, be played behind closed doors.
This might involve all-ticket games or Linfield being told to play behind closed doors," declared Bowen.