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    Question "behind my back"


    does anyone else think "behind my back" is redundant?
    And also, shouldn't "behind the back" mean in the "front"? ;)


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    mykwyner is offline Key Member
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    Re: "behind my back"

    Although I've been saying it all my life, now that you mention it, it is redundant. It is also idiomatic, and idioms can't be taken literally.

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