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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He said: "People in a number of parishes I have spoken to are not happy with the arrangements and the decisions should not be taken behind closed doors. People can apply for the money to be spent on certain community projects but decisions are being taken in secret behind closed doors.
Not definitive about where be playing until the June has knock-Mark "There will be a Saturday game and possibly a Tuesday game, both behind closed doors.
But Mr Trent wrote to councillors that he was not willing to attend a public meeting of the scrutiny committee, instead suggesting holding a workshop with councillors behind closed doors.
If those we elect to represent us could in all cases be trusted to do the right thing behind closed doors, this panel wouldn't exist.
ENGLAND'S first-ever UEFA Nations League trip will be played behind closed doors as Croatia complete a stadium ban for having a swastika on their pitch.
During the previous administration, sue and settle practices resulted in new environmental regulations drafted by special interest groups behind closed doors, said Rounds.
The case was held behind closed doors and the defendant was referred to only by the initials E.A.
Panathinaikos will play their first home game of the new Super League season behind closed doors as punishment for crowd disturbances in a playoff match last season.
Smith is determined to raise awareness concerning an issue that is often "obscured in plain sight." Based on a true story, her critically acclaimed novel, "Behind Closed Doors 2: Dana's Story," is a powerful depiction of one little girl's experience as a survivor of domestic human trafficking.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Turkey's main opposition party leader has voiced criticism over the European Union's "hypocritical" policy towards Turkey, saying that EU officials talk differently to Turkish officials in public and behind closed doors during private meetings.
BLACKPOOL face the prospect of playing behind closed doors or suffering a points deduction after the Football League charged them with failing to fulfil a fixture.
As for shops and supermarkets having to hide tobacco products behind closed doors because of this silly discrimination, I think it is wrong, as every customer should be able to see every product they wish to buy.
Kirklees Council doing secret deals behind closed doors again.
Allegations of harassment against two Liberal MPs are now in the hands of the House of Commons board of internal economy, where seven members of Parliament will venture into uncharted territory when they meet behind closed doors. Video provided by CBC
Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898 is the first major exhibition in the United States to explore the private lives and interiors of Spain's New World elite from 1492 through the nineteenth century, focusing on the house as a principal repository of fine and decorative art.