behind-the-scenes

adjective

Definition of behind-the-scenes

1 : being or working out of public view or in secret
  • behind-the-scenes lobbying for more money
  • a behind-the-scenes player
2 : revealing or reporting the hidden workings
  • a behind-the-scenes account
  • a behind-the-scenes glimpse

First Known Use of behind-the-scenes

1850

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES Defined for English Language Learners

behind-the-scenes

Definition of behind-the-scenes for English Language Learners

  • : working or happening privately without being known or seen by the public

  • : revealing or reporting on things that usually happen privately without being known or seen by the public


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