between ourselves


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between ourselves

What is going to be or has been said should not be told to anyone else. This phrase is usually said along with information that needs to be kept secret. I overheard the boss talking to her secretary last night and, just between ourselves, she's giving the promotion to George after all. Between ourselves, Stephanie is not as qualified for this job as she claims to be.
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between ourˈselves

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between you and ˈme

as a secret or private matter that nobody else should know about: Just between you and me, I’ve heard that the business made a big loss last year.
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