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ラッセル英単語・英熟語


behind one's back [内緒で,陰で;(見られないように)人の背後で]

The chairman of CND made statements to his friends and to the Executive Committee and to the press which, in effect, charged me with starting a new movement behind his back and one not permissible within the rulings of CND.
[CND(注:Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament 核兵器撤廃運動)の委員長は,彼の友人や執行委員会や新聞社宛に声明を送り,私が彼に内証で,しかもCNDの支配下では許されない新しい運動を始めたと,事実上,私を非難したのである。]
 出典:ラッセル『自伝』第3巻第3章「トラファルガー広場

You must not speak ill of others behind their backs.
[陰で他人の悪口を言ってはならない。]
 出典:森一郎『試験にでる英熟語』p.70.

A true friend will not say unpleasant things about you behind your back.
[真の友達なら,陰で人(あなたの)の悪口など言わないものだ。]
 出典:『研究社-ロングマン イディオム英和辞典』p.21

They say bad things about his manager behind his back.
[彼らは陰で部長の悪口を言っている。]
 出典:尾崎哲夫『私の英熟語帳を公開します!』, p.167

The decision was taken behind my back.
 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.

You eat her food, enjoy her hospitality and then criticize her behind her back.
 出典:Collins COBUILD English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, new ed.