Have you ever heard the phrase “behind the scenes” and wondered what it means?
This post explains what behind the scenes means.
Goals of this post
- You will understand the meaning of the phrase “behind the scenes.”
- You will know when to speak this phrase and it what situations.
The Meaning of Behind the Scenes
There are several meanings of behind the scenes. They are all similar.
Behind the scenes: 1
Backstage or out of site (away) from the crowd [this is the meaning in theater, plays, movies, etc.]
The actors did lots of work behind the scenes, such as changing costumes and moving props.
Behind the scenes: 2
Without receiving credit or fame, out of sight from the public, in secret
Right now, hundreds of staff members are working behind the scenes for both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Behind the scenes: 3
Quietly not attracting attention, sometimes while preparing for something
Jessica is working behind the scenes preparing for her big speech.
Notice how these meanings are all very similar. And as I’ve said before, the best way to learn new phrases is through context.
So I think the example sentences above really helped you to understand context.
Today’s post was short, but sweet.
Now you know the meaning of the phrase “behind the scenes.”
It’s a very useful idiom phrase to know.
Don’t forget to get this idiom, and more, in my free eBook, 101 English Idioms for Professionals.
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