Meaning of “under the table” in the English Dictionary

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"under the table" in British English

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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)

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