inner workings

plural noun

: the parts (of something) that are only known by the people who work on it
He wanted to experience the inner workings of the political campaign.

Examples of inner workings in a Sentence

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“Inner workings.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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