behind closed doors

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of behind closed doors

: in a private room or place : in private
  • All of their meetings are held behind closed doors.
  • They seemed like the perfect couple, but you never know what goes on behind closed doors.
  • The decisions are made behind closed doors.

Word by Word Definitions

behind play
  1. : in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from

  2. : in, to, or toward the back

  3. : later in time

  1. : in or to a place or situation in back of or to the rear of

  2. used as a function word to indicate something that screens an observer

  3. : following in order

  1. : buttocks

closed play
  1. : not open

  2. : enclosed

  3. : composed entirely of closed tubes or vessels

door play doors
  1. : a usually swinging or sliding barrier by which an entry is closed and opened

  2. : doorway

  3. : a means of access or participation : opportunity


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