No one could say that it was a hole-and-corner business, far less that the assembly was packed.
As being preferable to hole-and-corner meetings in friends' houses——!
Maybe, some little deadly act of meanness, some hole-and-corner treachery?
There was to be no hole-and-corner business about the great coup.
It was obvious that we had many friends, that we were not going to be tried in a hole-and-corner fashion.
I request Geh'-bauer to send me two tickets, as some of my friends wish to attend your hole-and-corner music.
I won't believe—I can't—that you like this underground, hole-and-corner existence, this life that is dishonest all through.
The Swiss had had enough of electioneering tricks, hole-and-corner revolutions, and paper compacts.
"Oh, it is a hole-and-corner business, and God only knows why," he answered.
I want no hole-and-corner confession, which may afterwards be useless, but an open avowal before the most approved witnesses.