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.
We're fighting this because a deal barring access to public waters from a portion of the American people was made behind closed doors.
Pellman first came under fire from open-meeting advocates in 2001 after he met with supervisors behind closed doors to discuss plans to kill a ballot initiative that would have raised home-care workers' salaries, costing the county millions of dollars.
The first officially announced PlayStation 2 title from developer Crystal Dynamics of Menlo Park, California was shown behind closed doors at this year's E3 convention in Los Angeles, California.
The county Board of Supervisors met Tuesday behind closed doors to consider settling a lawsuit challenging the county's denial of a permit to mine sand and gravel in the Soledad Canyon area, but took no official action.
The title, which is being shown behind closed doors, delivers improved 3D graphics, new characters and levels.
Without such laws, and away from public scrutiny, government officials might find it easier and more personally beneficial to operate in the shadows or behind closed doors,'' Ocamb said.
Along with 100 Centre Street, A&E also announced that Joan Lunden will bring her acclaimed series Behind Closed Doors With Joan Lunden to the prime-time schedule, as well as hosting and producing future programs and documentary specials.
Airing before the Afghan documentary is ``Frontline: The War Behind Closed Doors,'' which looks at the internal machinations within the Bush administration as its pushes toward confrontation and possible war with Iraq.
The City Council's discussions about hiring a new city manager have been held behind closed doors, exempt from the state's open meeting law, which allows municipalities to make personnel decisions in private.
A first look at Irrational's new title, that will be releasing on a next generation console in 2001, will be revealed behind closed doors at the Crave booth at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in May.
Although the brief oath-taking Friday will occur behind closed doors, the city is planning a bigger ceremony Monday to publicly welcome the East Coast cop to the City of Angels.
PLF is adamant that the legal and constitutional issues cannot be mediated behind closed doors.