when back is turned

when (someone's) back is turned when someone is not watching what is happening.

When my mother's back was turned, my grandmother would give the dog candy.


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  • when someone's back is turned — when someone’s back is turned phrase when someone is not there, or is not paying attention I don’t know what these kids get up to when my back is turned. Thesaurus: not known or difficult to knowsynonym Main entry: back …   Useful english dictionary

  • when someone's back is turned — when (someone s) back is turned when someone is not watching what is happening. When my mother s back was turned, my grandmother would give the dog candy …   New idioms dictionary

  • when (someone's) back is turned — when/while (someone s) back is turned while someone is somewhere else or unable to notice what is happening. When my mother s back was turned, my grandmother would give me chocolates …   New idioms dictionary

  • when someone's back is turned — when someone is not there, or is not paying attention I don t know what these kids get up to when my back is turned …   English dictionary

  • while (someone's) back is turned — when/while (someone s) back is turned while someone is somewhere else or unable to notice what is happening. When my mother s back was turned, my grandmother would give me chocolates …   New idioms dictionary

  • The Things Bricks Say (When Your Back Is Turned) — Album par Kids In Glass Houses Sortie 2004 Genre Pop Punk Albums de Kids In Glass Houses …   Wikipédia en Français

  • (the) minute someone's back is turned — the minute (someone s) back is turned when/while (someone s) back is turned while someone is somewhere else or unable to notice what is happening. The minute the teacher s back is turned (= as soon as she cannot see them), they start messing… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) minute back is turned — the minute (someone s) back is turned when/while (someone s) back is turned while someone is somewhere else or unable to notice what is happening. The minute the teacher s back is turned (= as soon as she cannot see them), they start messing… …   New idioms dictionary

  • someone's back is turned — someone s attention is elsewhere he kissed her quickly, when the landlady s back was turned …   Useful english dictionary

  • back — back1 W1S1 [bæk] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(return to place)¦ 2¦(as before)¦ 3¦(previous place)¦ 4¦(backwards)¦ 5¦(reply/reaction)¦ 6¦(return something to somebody)¦ 7¦(in the past)¦ 8¦(again)¦ 9 sit/lie/lean back 10¦(away)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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