behind someone's back

behind someone's back
   If you do something behind someone's back, you do it without telling them.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)

English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • behind someone's back — if you do something bad or unkind behind someone s back, you do it without them knowing The kids were always making fun of him behind his back …   English dictionary

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  • behind someone's back — the takeover was planned behind the plant manager s back Syn: secretly, without someone s knowledge, on the sly, slyly, sneakily, covertly, surreptitiously, furtively …   Thesaurus of popular words

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  • behind someone's back — without a person s knowledge and in an unfair way. → back …   English new terms dictionary

  • behind one's back — without someone s knowledge He is very angry because they borrowed the car behind his back …   Idioms and examples

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