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behind closed doors

C2 If something happens behind closed doors, it is hidden or kept secret from public view: The deal was negotiated behind closed doors.
(Definition of behind closed doors from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"behind closed doors" in American English

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behind closed doors

done in a place where things can be kept secret from the public: The meeting was held behind closed doors.
(Definition of behind closed doors from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “behind closed doors”
in Chinese (Simplified) 秘密地,不公开地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 秘密地,不公開地…
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