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English translation: behind closed doors

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French term or phrase:in petto
English translation:behind closed doors
Entered by: Maria Constant
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07:42 Jan 10, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general) / Tourism
French term or phrase: in peto
Ce n’est pas une invention miracle des juristes destinée à résoudre in peto toutes les difficiles questions que se posent les représentants de la population.

I've looked everywhere. Is it a typo?

Maria Constant
Local time: 07:31
behind closed doors
"secretly" is what my latin dictionary suggests for "in petto"
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Jonathan MacKerron
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2 +4behind closed doors
Jonathan MacKerron
1cheekly / on the quiet
L.J.Wessel van Leeuwen



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behind closed doors

"secretly" is what my latin dictionary suggests for "in petto"

Jonathan MacKerron
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
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agree  sophieb
3 mins

agree  Attorney DC Bar: In Petto (Italian). Held in reserve, kept back, something done privately, and not announced to the general public. (In pec’tore [Latin], in the breast.)
11 mins

agree  Victoria Burns: perfect
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agree  sporran
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cheekly / on the quiet

I know in "peto" as a bit of slang for rire sous cape = to laugh up one's sleeve

L.J.Wessel van Leeuwen
South Africa
Local time: 08:31
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 14
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