Definitions for on the sly
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furtively, on the sly(adverb)
in a furtive manner
"the soldiers were furtively crawling through the night"
on the sly(Adverb)
Slyly, in an inconspicuous manner, so as not to be seen; secretly; stealthily.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent.
He expanded the pedal part of the steel. The mechanical evolution of the instrument that led to a new style of playing that was much more expressive and unpredictable, he had this sly, wicked grin that was so great, and if you played something he liked he would look at you and give you that little grin that was the nicest seal of approval ever.
They mustn't know my despair, I can't let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn't bear their sympathy and their kind-hearted jokes, it would only make me want to scream all the more. If I talk, everyone thinks I'm showing off; when I'm silent they think I'm ridiculous; rude if I answer, sly if I get a good idea, lazy if I'm tired, selfish if I eat a mouthful more than I should, stupid, cowardly, crafty, etc. etc.
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