in private
phrasal not openly or in public

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in private — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Not openly or in public; apart from others; confidentially; secretly. * /Mr. Jones waited until they were home in private before he punished his son./ * /The teacher told Susan that she wanted to talk to her in private after …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in private — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Not openly or in public; apart from others; confidentially; secretly. * /Mr. Jones waited until they were home in private before he punished his son./ * /The teacher told Susan that she wanted to talk to her in private after …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • In private — Private Pri vate (pr[imac] v[asl]t), n. 1. A secret message; a personal unofficial communication. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Personal interest; particular business.[Obs.] [1913 Webster] Nor must I be unmindful of my private. B. Jonson. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Private — Pri vate (pr[imac] v[asl]t), n. 1. A secret message; a personal unofficial communication. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Personal interest; particular business.[Obs.] [1913 Webster] Nor must I be unmindful of my private. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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