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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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  • Mr. King gave the order, and again they were behind closed doors.

    Rose O'Paradise Grace Miller White
  • I poured out my misgivings to Will that night behind closed doors.

    The Fifth Wheel Olive Higgins Prouty
  • Never before had she been shut in all night behind closed doors and sealed windows.

  • But no one asks what takes place o' nights behind closed doors.

    The Green Book Mr Jkai
  • behind closed doors and in public meetings, abolitionists pledged their allegiance to John Brown's noble purpose.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz

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