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over the counter


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  • adv. Through direct trade; outside a standard stock exchange.
  • adv. (able to be obtained) without a doctor's prescription.
  • adv. Legitimately (as opposed to under the counter).


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  • Vaulted back over the counter and stepped to the back of the store and opened the wired glass cabinet.

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