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Meaning of “under the table” in the English Dictionary

"under the table" in British English

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under the table

If something is done under the table, it is a ​secret, ​hiddenaction: 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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