in the background

in the background
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1. (not the focus) 
I barely paid attention to the movie. I was distracted by the noise in the background.Apenas presté atención a la peli. Estaba distraída por el ruido en el fondo.
b. al fondo 
Look at those beautiful trees in the background of the photo!¡Mira esos lindos árboles al fondo de la foto!
2. (figurative) (without seeking attention) 
I don't want to be a star. I'd prefer to work in the background.No quiero ser una estrella. Prefiero trabajar en segundo plano.
It seems like the CEO is doing everything, but in fact he has assistants in the background.Parece que el director ejecutivo está haciendo todo, pero de hecho tiene asistentes en la sombra.
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