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under-the-table

[uhn-der-thuh-tey-buh l]
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adjective
  1. transacted in secret or in an underhanded manner.
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Origin of under-the-table

First recorded in 1945–50
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  • They were not more than four or five inches thick, but that is the ideal height for an under-the-table cushion.