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back·stage / ˈbakˈstāj/ • n. the area in a theater out of view of the audience, esp. in the wings or dressing rooms. • adj. of, relating to, or situated in the area behind the stage in a theater. ∎ fig. kept from public scrutiny; secret: backstage deals. • adv. in or to the backstage area in a theater. ∎ fig. not known to the public; in secret: we planned our strategies backstage.

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