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backstairs

adjective

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undertaken or done so as to escape being observed or known by others
  • an influential Washington lobbyist who has been involved in a number of backstairs deals to limit regulation of financial institutions

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The first known use of backstairs was in 1663

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“Backstairs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/backstairs. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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