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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Leading police figures made the call for the games to be played behind closed doors due to the amount of violence which surrounds and follows them and there were even suggestions of Old Firm clashes not being broadcast on television, a move which would wreak havoc with the game's finances.
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He said: "They are Artmedia Bratislava - who we have to study - and the environmental factor of playing behind closed doors
FIFA had vowed in their statement that "the Spanish football association or its relevant representative team may be forced to play behind closed doors or face exclusion from FIFA competitions if these offences are repeated.
Beckham admits it would be a strange experience playing a game behind closed doors but also thinks it might help stem the growing problem of hooliganism.
He said no decisions had yet been made, including whether cabinet meetings would be held behind closed doors.
The Blues lost 3-1 to Spanish Second Division side Jerez in a behind closed doors friendly in Spain.
ARSENAL and Football Association vice-chairman David Dein yesterday called for clubs whose fans are overtly racist to be forced to play games behind closed doors.
The most regrettable trend that seems to linger from triennium to triennium is the practice whereby a church that prides itself on democratic, grassroots governance, insists on conducting some of its most important business behind closed doors, in effect hidden from public perusal and thus, perhaps, immune to accountability.
ACWA calls on Congress to reject this ill-conceived scheme developed behind closed doors without the input from any local governments or water agencies.
After more than a decade of rejecting his every claim, the school board agreed last week behind closed doors and without public discussion or adequate notice to pay Grant $360,000.
ENGLAND'S hopes of avoiding having to play their Euro 2004 qualifier with Slovakia behind closed doors receded last night.
BWN takes viewers on location and behind closed doors to show what key execs are doing to remain successful, innovative and competitive during these uncertain times.
Be honest and transparent - conduct all business in public, and not behind closed doors.