in the background

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in the background

: in a position that avoids attracting attention
  • He was a shy man who always tried to keep/stay in the background.

Word by Word Definitions

background play
  1. : the scenery or ground behind something

  2. : the part of a painting representing what lies behind objects in the foreground

  3. : an image that displays on a computer screen underneath the various available icons and windows

  1. : to provide with background


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