behind closed doors
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
: in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from
: in, to, or toward the back
: later in time
: in or to a place or situation in back of or to the rear of
: used as a function word to indicate something that screens an observer
: following in order
: not open
: composed entirely of closed tubes or vessels
: a usually swinging or sliding barrier by which an entry is closed and opened
: a similar part of a piece of furniture
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