Under the table

Under the table
  Bribes or illegal payments are often described as money under the table.

Dictionary of English idioms . . 2014.

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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 — adverb 1. : into a stupor drink a man under the table five minutes serious thought about the eruption of eternity into time puts me under the table Stuart Chase 2. : under the counter : secretly buy your liquor under the table J.H.Allen …   Useful english dictionary

  • under the table — 1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ Jed was under the table by midnight. □ By 3:00 in the morning, everyone was under the table. 2. mod. secret; clandestine. (This is hyphenated before a nominal.) □ It was strictly an under the table deal …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • under-the-table — adjective designed and carried out secretly or confidentially a sub rosa report has their under the table backing • Syn: ↑sub rosa, ↑behind the scenes • Similar to: ↑covert * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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