between you and me

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(just) between you and me

without telling anyone else Between you and me, I think she made up the whole story about being robbed.
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between you and me

  (British, American & Australian) also between you, me and the bedpost/gatepost (British & Australian humorous)
something that you say when you are going to tell someone something you do not want them to tell anyone else Just between you and me, I don't think his work is quite up to standard. Between you, me and the gatepost, I'm thinking of leaving.
See between the devil and the deep blue sea, between a rock and a hard place
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between you and me

Also, between ourselves; just between you and me and the bedpost or four walls or gatepost or lamppost . In strict confidence. For example, Just between you and me, it was Janet who proposed to Bill rather than vice versa. This phrase, dating from about 1300, is generally followed by some informative statement that the listener is being asked to keep secret. The variant with bedpost, also shortened to post, dates from the early 1800s; four walls, also shortened to the wall, dates from the early 1900s, as does the gatepost.
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