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under the table

If something is done under the table, it is a secret, hidden action: They offered him money under the table to change his mind.
(Definition of under the table from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"under the table" in American English

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under the table

secretly: If you want to get a good apartment, you may have to give the manager some money under the table.
(Definition of under the table from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “under the table”
in Chinese (Simplified) 在背地里,在私下…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在暗地裡,在私下…
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