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under-the-table

[uhn-der-th uh-tey-buh l] /ˈʌn dər ðəˈteɪ bəl/
adjective
1.
transacted in secret or in an underhanded manner.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • As the article mentions however, under-the-table trades will be commonplace regardless.
  • Surface uses under-the-table projection to produce the tabletop image.
  • What's illegal is the under-the-table way that they are bought or sold.

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