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behind-the-scenes (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of behind the scenes
    • 1962 April, R. K. Evans, “The Acceptance Testing of Diesel Locomotives”, in Modern Railways, page 266:
      Like the activities of British Railways Research Department, developing, testing and modifying diesel locomotives before their acceptance for service is another behind-the-scenes activity which is a closed book to most passengers and to many railwaymen.
    • 2021 June 30, Tim Dunn, “How we made... Secrets of the London Underground”, in RAIL, number 934, page 46:
      [...] we managed to gain remarkable access to the disused parts of London's tube network - and here, I'm able to share a bit of the behind-the-scenes experience.