under-the-table
adjective Date: 1948 covert and usually unlawful <
under-the-table payoffs
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • under the table — See: UNDER THE COUNTER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under the table — See: UNDER THE COUNTER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under the table — Bribes or illegal payments are often described as money under the table …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • under-the-table — American under the table money that is paid under the table is paid secretly, usually because it is illegal. There have been allegations of under the table payments to football players …   New idioms dictionary

  • under the table —    1. very drunk    You are supposed to end up there after dropping senseless from your chair. Now used figuratively:     I ll drink you under the table, Max. Be warned. (Deighton, 1981 he was suggesting that Max would become drunk first)    See… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • under the table — phrasal 1. into a stupor < can drink you under the table > 2. in a covert manner < took money under the table > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • under the table — American & Australian money that is paid under the table is paid secretly, usually because it is illegal. A lot of these people work 80 hour weeks with all or half of their salaries paid under the table …   New idioms dictionary

  • under the table — in secret and usually illegal He paid some money under the table in order to get his product exported into the country. Syn.: under the counter …   Idioms and examples

  • under the table — hidden, not recorded, not above board, on the side    Do you get paid for bringing customers to the store? I don t get a check just a little money under the table …   English idioms

  • under-the-table — adjective ; in attributive use. He received an under the table payment …   Wiktionary

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