fly on the wall
/flˈaɪ ɑːnðə wˈɔːl/
someone who watches or listens to everything that is happening without anyone noticing their presence
to pull the strings
/pˈʊl ðə stɹˈɪŋz/
to have control over a person or thing, often in way that is not obvious
under the radar
/ˌʌndɚ ðə ɹˈeɪdɑːɹ/
in a way that goes unnoticed or avoids attracting any attention
behind closed doors
/bɪhˌaɪnd klˈoʊzd dˈoːɹz/
in a place where other people cannot see or know about
behind the scenes
/bɪhˌaɪnd ðə sˈiːnz/
in a secretive way so that the general public is unaware of what is happening
black book
/blˈæk bˈʊk/
a list with contact information of people whom one secretly communicates with
in cahoots
/ɪn kɐhˈuːts/
used to refer to a situation where two or more people, organizations, etc. are secretly collaborating with each other to do something dishonest or illegal
to have designs on sth
/hæv dɪzˈaɪnz ˌɑːn ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to secretly or dishonestly intend to achieve wealth, power, etc.
to laugh up one's sleeve
/lˈæf ˌʌp wˈʌnz slˈiːv/
to secretly take pleasure in something or find it amusing, particularly someone else's problems and misfortunes
like a thief in the night
/lˈaɪk ɐ θˈiːf ɪnðə nˈaɪt/
used to refer to something that happens unexpectedly and without warning or detection
to groan inwardly
/ɡɹˈoʊn ˈɪnwɚdli/
to remain silent instead of expressing one's disapproval or distress
in league with sb/sth
/ɪn lˈiːɡ wɪð ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
secretly making plans with another individual or group
on the q.t.
/ɑːnðə kjˌuːtˈiː/
used to refer to something that is done in a quiet or discreet manner
on the sly
/ɑːnðə slˈaɪ/
in a manner that is inclined to conceal a person's actual feelings and intentions
through the back door
/θɹuː ðə bˈæk dˈoːɹ/
in a manner that is done secretly or subtly, often to achieve a desired result without drawing much attention
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