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under the counter

Things ​bought under the counter are ​boughtsecretly and ​illegally: The ​kidsmanaged to get ​cigarettes under the counter.
(Definition of under the counter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “under the counter”
in Chinese (Simplified) (购买东西)秘密地,暗地里,非法地…
in Chinese (Traditional) (購買東西)秘密地,暗地裡,非法地…
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