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entre nous

(French ɑ̃trə nu)
adv
between ourselves; in confidence
[C17: from French]
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en•tre nous

(ˌɑn trə ˈnu, ˌɑ̃-)
adv.
between ourselves.
[< French]
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entre nous

A French phrase meaning between ourselves, used to describe something that is in confidence.
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entre nous

adverb between ourselves, privately, in confidence, off the record, confidentially, between you and me, between the two of us He was friendly with me - in fact, entre nous, a little too friendly.
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"Well, I shall see him to-morrow and tell him about you; but I'm afraid, entre nous, that his liking for wine has aged and degraded him."
It was in old French, and ran somewhat in this way: Or avant, entre nous tous freres Battons nos charognes bien fort En remembrant la grant misere De Dieu et sa piteuse mort Qui fut pris en la gent amere Et vendus et trais a tort Et bastu sa chair, vierge et dere Au nom de ce battons plus fort.
Well, entre nous, I didn't break my heart about him; yet if he had asked me to do what you mean by your looks (and very expressive and kind they are, too), I wouldn't have said no."
[beaucoup moins que]Il n'y a aucune animosite entre nous et le ministre que nous connaissons depuis des annees, mais nous nous inclinons devant la volonte du mouvement populaire pacifique qui revendique fermement le depart du gouvernement.
Ne serait-il pas commode pour nous tous de decliner, a chaque [beaucoup moins que] transaction [beaucoup plus grand que] entre nous ce types d'informations...
Entre nous, the Really Really Free Market is happening again on April 7.
Entre nous, I would have placed money on millennials being unhappier because they're always banging on about the unfairness of life.
She leans in, entre nous, and says, "I'll tell you, I am pretty grateful every single day I'm alive, and I don't care who that matters to--because it matters to me!" (howtosaveadog.com)