in private


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in private

Away from others or in a way that others will not be able to observe; privately, as opposed to in public. We need to meet in private so that the paparazzi don't see us together. You better speak to him in private about that, instead of ambushing him in front of the whole staff.
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in private

privately; without others present. I'd like to speak to you in private. I enjoy spending the evening in private.
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in private

Not in public; secretly, confidentially. For example, The hearings will be conducted in private, or May I speak to you in private? [Late 1500s] For an antonym, see in public.
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in private

Not in public; secretly or confidentially.
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