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behind-the-scenes

[bih-hahynd-thuh-seenz]
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  1. happening or conducted out of view of the general public: The behind-the-scenes preparations made the convention a huge success.
  2. held or kept privately by or among a few key or influential persons: behind-the-scenes negotiations.
  3. occurring backstage: the behind-the-scenes activities of the stage crew.
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Origin of behind-the-scenes

First recorded in 1835–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for behind-the-scenes

backstage, under-the-table

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