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under-the-counter

[uhn-der-th uh-koun-ter] /ˈʌn dər ðəˈkaʊn tər/
adjective
1.
(of merchandise) sold clandestinely.
2.
illegal; unauthorized:
under-the-counter payments.
Origin of under-the-counter
1945-1950
1945-50
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