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back story

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishback storyˈback ˌstory noun [countable]  the things that happened to a character in a book or film before the beginning of the story being told in the book or film The back story of why she hates her father is a bit too contrived.
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back storyHis scripts are full of little gems, repeated phrases, unexplained back story and odd rhythms.
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