fly-on-the-wall

adjective
\ ˈflī-ȯn-ṯẖə-ˈwȯl How to pronounce fly-on-the-wall (audio) , -än- \

Definition of fly-on-the-wall

: having or involving an inconspicuous but effective point of observation fly-on-the-wall observations of aspects of daily life— Will Manley

First Known Use of fly-on-the-wall

1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Fly-on-the-wall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fly-on-the-wall. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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