in private
phrasal not openly or in public

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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

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