behind-the-scenes

[ bih-hahynd-thuh-seenz ]
/ bɪˈhaɪnd ðəˈsinz /

adjective

happening or conducted out of view of the general public: The behind-the-scenes preparations made the convention a huge success.
held or kept privately by or among a few key or influential persons: behind-the-scenes negotiations.
occurring backstage: the behind-the-scenes activities of the stage crew.

Nearby words

  1. behind someone's back,
  2. behind the eight ball,
  3. behind the scenes,
  4. behind the times,
  5. behind time,
  6. behindhand,
  7. behistun,
  8. behmen,
  9. behmen, jakob,
  10. behmenism

Origin of behind-the-scenes

First recorded in 1835–45

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