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lie behind sth

phrasal verb with lie uk   us   /laɪ/ verb
If something lies behind something else, it is the hidden cause of it: Do you know what lies behind their decision?
Translations of “lie behind sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 是隱藏在…背後的原因,是…的真實原因…
in Chinese (Simplified) 是隐藏在…背后的原因,是…的真实原因…
(Definition of lie behind sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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