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under-the-table

[uhn-der-th uh-tey-buh l] /ˈʌn dər ðəˈteɪ bəl/
adjective
1.
transacted in secret or in an underhanded manner.
Origin of under-the-table
1945-1950
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.

    The House in Good Taste

    Elsie de Wolfe

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