Origin of behind-the-scenes
Definition for behind the scenes (2 of 2)
- an episode, situation, or the like, as in a narrative.
- the setting or locale of a story.
Origin of scene
Related formsin·ter·scene, noun
Can be confusedscene seen
British Dictionary definitions for behind the scenes
- a subdivision of an act of a play, in which the time is continuous and the setting fixed
- a single event, esp a significant one, in a play
Word Origin for scene
Idioms and Phrases with behind the scenes (1 of 2)
behind the scenes
In secret or private, away from public view, as in His struggle for the top position took place strictly behind the scenes. This term alludes to the various activities that go on behind the curtain in theaters, out of the audience's view. [Late 1700s] Also see behind closed doors.
Idioms and Phrases with behind the scenes (2 of 2)
see behind the scenes; make a scene; make the scene; on the scene; set the scene for.