closed-door
adjective Date: 1950 barring public and press <
a closed-door session of the investigating committee
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  • closed-door — ˌclosed ˈdoor adjective [only before a noun] closed door meetings, talks etc take place privately and are not open to members of the public : • Top business leaders had a closed door meeting with the Prime Minister. • The Senate held a closed… …   Financial and business terms

  • closed-door — adj [only before noun] closed door meetings or talks take place secretly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • closed-door — closed′ door′ adj. held in strict privacy; not open to the press or public: a closed door meeting of executives[/ex] • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • closed-door — adjective held in private, with no reporters or members of the public allowed in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • closed-door — adjective not open to the public a closed door meeting • Similar to: ↑private * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : done or carried on in a closed session barring public and press a closed door session of the investigating committee * * * /klohzd dawr ,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • closed-door — {adj.} Away from the public; in private or in secret; limited to a few. * /The officers of the club held a closed door meeting./ * /The committee decided on a closed door rule for the investigation./ Compare: IN PRIVATE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • closed-door — {adj.} Away from the public; in private or in secret; limited to a few. * /The officers of the club held a closed door meeting./ * /The committee decided on a closed door rule for the investigation./ Compare: IN PRIVATE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Closed Door — A puerta cerrada Directed by Pedro Escudero Produced by Fernando Ayala, Héctor Olivera Written by Pedro Escudero Starring Carlos …   Wikipedia

  • closed-door — adj Away from the public; in private or in secret; limited to a few. The officers of the club held a closed door meeting. The committee decided on a closed door rule for the investigation. Compare: in private …   Словарь американских идиом

  • closed-door — a closed door event is one that is secret and not open to the public. At a special closed door session of the UN, the ambassador confirmed the withdrawal of his country s troops. (always before noun) …   New idioms dictionary

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