on deep background


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on deep background

Of information used in a news story, allowed to be published but without any attribution or mention of the source whatsoever. The government official would only reveal the truth of the scandal on deep background, which unfortunately meant my story would be forever disputed and discredited by members of the administration.
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on deep background

For publication without any attribution of the source.
See also: background, deep, on