What does under-the-table mean?

Definitions for under-the-table

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sub-rosa, under-the-table, behind-the-scenes(adj)

    designed and carried out secretly or confidentially

    "a sub-rosa report"; "has their under-the-table backing"


  1. under-the-table(Adjective)

    ; in attributive use.

    He received an under-the-table payment.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of under-the-table in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of under-the-table in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jack Sullivan:

    They kill and get away with it. It's swept under the table. ... If you want to be superintendent, walk in Englewood with me.

  2. Mieczyslaw Cierpisz:

    We don't believe things will improve, brzeziny used to be famous for its tailors, there used to be many places to work. There are none now. Tailors are working under the table, people are picking garbage.

  3. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones:

    The underground economy is not a victimless crime, by underreporting payroll, paying employees under the table and committing workers' compensation insurance fraud, these employers cheat the system and leave their employees at risk.

  4. Massimo Bottura:

    Since I was a kid I was Massimo Bottura -- I was escaping from my older brother under the table in the kitchen and from down there, where my grandmother was defending me, in the meantime she was rolling pasta, i was looking at the world from another point of view. It's what we do in Osteria Francescana every day.

  5. Kaley Cuoco:

    I was actually really addicted to nose spray like Afrin, like for years. Like at award shows I would have to pick out the right clutch to be able to fit my Afrin in it.And I’d be under the table like...snorting it. I’m surprised there were no photos of what I was snorting Afrin. And I couldn’t get enough and it was such a problem. And I ruined my sinus. So I had to get it fixed.

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