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.

Examples of behind closed doors in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are set to speak to Congress behind closed doors later this week. Mark Murray, NBC News, 11 Sep. 2023 Burrow and the Bengals also handled everything professionally and quietly behind closed doors, a far cry from the organization’s relationship with Carson Palmer a decade ago . . . Ben Volin,, 9 Sep. 2023 The conflict in Los Angeles became a national controversy last fall after audio was leaked that revealed the shockingly frank, racist language that politicians used behind closed doors to discuss where to draw district boundaries. Leanne Abraham, New York Times, 5 Sep. 2023 Namely, unions’ practice of using small committees of worker representatives to negotiate labor contracts behind closed doors. Suhauna Hussain, Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2023 Virgo August 23-September 22 All the good things are happening behind closed doors today. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 2 Sep. 2023 The preseason camp competition, though, has taken place mostly behind closed doors. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 29 Aug. 2023 McCarthy is doubling down on his threat behind closed doors, CNN reported Monday, but Republicans are not unified behind him. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 28 Aug. 2023 Ultimately, what goes on behind closed doors during the recruitment process could be a world away from what a company has published online. Byorianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 15 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Behind closed doors.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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