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behind the scenes

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • Behind the scenery and stage area; backstage.
  • In secret; out of public view.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. behind the scenery of a theater; out of the view of the audience, but in sight of the actors, machinery, etc.; hence, conversant with the hidden motives and agencies of what appears to public view.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. designed and carried out secretly or confidentially

Etymologies

From behind + the + scenes. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • SportsMom will go behind the scenes of the favorite sports their kids like to play and their men like to watch.

    I.O.U.

  • Masters and mistresses who were not in the opera were acting as stewards, and Alceste Boyle, as senior mistress and producer, was combining the delicate duties of welcoming the guests of importance and darting behind the scenes to make certain that all was going smoothly in readiness for the rise of the curtain.

    Death at the Opera

  • Republican Arizona senator John Kyl, who had been doing an enormous amount of work on my behalf, both behind the scenes and in the media, called to say there had been a lot of frustration against the White House the night before, and there would be much second-guessing that the nomination had been bungled all along the way.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • ‘There’s always cut-throat manouevring and mud-slinging behind the scenes in situations like this.

    Mistress For A Weekend

  • Also, it would show me what goes on behind the scenes at a huge production-oriented show.

    Zero Regrets

  • The little ex-actress, Mrs. Berotti, came from behind the scenes to watch.

    Death at the Opera

  • Friends of the author went behind the scenes and encountered a hitherto unknown phase of Mrs. Lora Rewbush; they said, afterward, that she hardly seemed to know what she was doing.

    Penrod

  • "Ms. Ashe, whether or not you are aware, you are caught in the middle of a battle that has been raging behind the scenes in Washington since 1996."

    Deception Point

  • I will try and take you behind the scenes with a distinguished combat veteran, Lt.Col. Gordon Atkinson; and I want to show you something of a most distinguished nonflying lieutenant colonel named Max E. Crandall.

    Thud Ridge

  • He might possibly have foreseen that she would be wearing eyeglasses with her make-up, but not that she would cut her face; nor that she would have gone to that particular water-lobby to bathe the cut, since it was not the only place on the ground-floor behind the scenes where running water was available.

    Death at the Opera

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