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behind (one's) back

In one's absence. The phrase typically suggests wrongdoing or deceit. I can't believe you were gossiping about me behind my back! Tom will be upset that we already made the decision behind his back.
See also: back, behind

behind someone's back

without someone's knowledge; secret from someone. Please don't talk about me behind my back. She sold the car behind his back, while he was away on vacation.
See also: back, behind

behind (one's) back

In one's absence or without one's knowledge.
See also: back, behind
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From sitting position, have participant clasp hands behind back.
It would also be right to bring disappointed Americans who feel they've been left behind back into the mainstream, reuniting them with their country and its fundamental values.
Indonesia was way behind back then, economic policy being mostly loud-mouthing by founding president Sukarno.
In between, she failed by a neck to one of today's rivals Ibergman at Navan and, last week, filled third position behind Back On Top in Dundalk.
He finished a fair fourth behind Back To Bracka, who travelled strongly under Craig Nichol and was good value for his two-and-three-quarterlengt length success over recent Lingfield winner Tresor De Bontee.
They do the touches like hand behind back while pouring wine, but you can still have a laugh and giggle with them.
The managers who get behind Back to the Shop Floor are supporting the vital work of Marie Curie nurses.
Philip Hobbs's charge is the 5-2 second favourite with Ladbrokes after finishing a respectable fourth behind Back In Front in the Bula Hurdle last time.
I promise this will be my last recollection of the Carling Cup Final (fingers crossed behind back.
Taaffe's charge lined up at last year's Cheltenham Festival and ran a fine race to be second in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle behind Back In Front.
Drop left hand behind back and rest it on lower back or right hip.
Weld and Pat Smullen also have prospects with once-raced Serefeli in the Summer Festivals Rated Race while their debutante Eshera might struggle against Willie McCreery's Rivers Of Babylon, boasting solid claims on her third behind Back On Top and Kissed By Angels in Limerick.
That effort was too bad to be true and there has to be a strong chance she'll leave it behind back on a fast surface.