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Definition of "under-the-table" [under-the-table]

  • Not straightforward; secret or underhand. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "under-the-table" in a sentence
  • "Second, these board members may require under-the-table contributions as a prerequisite for the advisors to work for the fund."
  • "It's sort of ridiculous, since the cash register reports are sealed and Hacienda can see them any time, so this isn't an effort to dodge any of the normal IVA or income taxes, just an effort to dodge a tax designed to flush out narco trafficantes and under-the-table merchants who pay no other taxes at all."
  • "Need to improve infrastructure He says the infrastructure is not ready, the roads are not enough and there is an added cost to production, something they call under-the-table money."