under the table
Prepositional phrase
  1. (adjectival) Secret; covert; undisclosed.
  2. (adverbial) Secretly; covertly; undisclosedly.
    I was paid under the table, so I didn't have to pay taxes on the income but I couldn't complain when I was cheated.
  3. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see under, table
  • Spanish: bajo cuerda

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