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"behind the scenes" in British English

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behind the scenes

C2 If something ​happens behind the ​scenes, it ​happens without most ​peopleknowing about it, ​especially when something ​else is ​happeningpublicly: A lot of hard ​work has been going on behind the ​scenes.
(Definition of behind the scenes from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"behind-the-scenes" in American English

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behind-the-scenes

unknown to the ​public: behind-the-scenes ​negotiations
(Definition of behind-the-scenes from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “behind the scenes”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不公开地,幕后地…
in Turkish saman altından, el altından, gizlice…
in Russian за кулисами, тайно…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不公開地,幕後地…
in Polish za kulisami…
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