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hanky-panky

noun [U] uk   /ˌhæŋ.kɪˈpæŋ.ki/ old-fashioned informal us  
unacceptable or dishonest behaviour, especially involving sexual activity or money: There was a bit of hanky-panky going on at the Christmas party.
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