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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 of behind-the-scenes
1835-1845
1835-45
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