under-the-table love

under-the-table

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective Not straightforward; secret or underhand.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of under the table; in attributive use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective designed and carried out secretly or confidentially

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    Mexican govt taking your money?

  • Until 1997 French companies could write off under-the-table payments to foreign officials; only in 2000 was bribery made illegal.

    High Friends In Low Places

  • 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.

    Indonesia on Verge of Becoming an Economic Power

  • 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.

    Mexican govt taking your money?

  • She dropped out of high school, bought a one-way ticket to London with her savings, and spent the next three years working under-the-table jobs in Europe and the Middle East.

    So Much Pretty

  • 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.

    Indonesia on Verge of Becoming an Economic Power

  • 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.

    Mexican govt taking your money?

  • Second, these board members may require under-the-table contributions as a prerequisite for the advisors to work for the fund.

    David Spencer Seconi: Rattner's Case Just Another Chapter in a Frightening New Trend

  • 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.

    Mexican govt taking your money?

  • “[Anthony Burfoot] spearheaded the close of various businesses and venues such as Shooters, Bar Norfolk, Indra, Have a Nice Day Café, and Posh Dolce all of which are in direct competition of [sic] the soon to be opened, illegally City Council sanctioned nightclub Palace on Plume which he is rumored to have an under-the-table ownership stakein.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Virginia Circuit Court Opinion Issues Preliminary Injunction Shutting Down a Web Site, Reverses Itself the Next Day

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