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behind-the-scenes

[bih-hahynd-th uh-seenz] /bɪˈhaɪnd ðəˈsinz/
adjective
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.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • The behind-the-scenes story revealed a much-different reality.
  • The picture gets even more complicated when two other forms of behind-the-scenes agency are factored in.
  • Clearly there was some behind-the-scenes coordination.
  • Watch a behind-the-scenes video, share it, and unlock bonus footage.
  • Once the behind-the-scenes machinations became known, academics reacted with outrage.
  • The book is packed with hundreds of rarely seen behind-the-scenes photographs which you can preview here.

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