Definition of behind someone's back
- You shouldn't gossip about people behind their back(s).
- She went behind his back and spoke directly to his supervisor.
: 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
: some person : somebody
: the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine
: the body considered as the wearer of clothes
: capacity for labor, effort, or endurance
: to, toward, or at the rear
: in or into the past : backward in time
: to or at an angle off the vertical
: being at or in the back
: distant from a central or main area
: articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage : formed deep within the mouth
: to support by material or moral assistance
: to assume financial responsibility for
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