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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sub-rosa, under-the-table, behind-the-scenesadjective

    designed and carried out secretly or confidentially

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


  1. under-the-tableadjective

    ; in attributive use.

    He received an under-the-table payment.


  1. under-the-table

    Under-the-table refers to transactions or activities that are done secretly or unofficially, typically because they are illegal, questionable, or to avoid paying taxes or other obligations. It is often used in the context of payments made off the record with cash, to avoid documentation or reporting.

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  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

Examples of under-the-table in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Brad Pitt:

    I mean, we have a winery. I enjoy wine very, very much, but I just ran it to the ground, i had to step away for a minute. And truthfully I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I was good.

  4. Grace Meng:

    I don't want to break their hearts, i'm very -- you know my heart, you know my emotion. They( Chinese authorities) like things under the table, in the dark room.

  5. Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk:

    Our principle is one for all and all for one. We came as a united team and we will work as a united, team, we demand ... an end to blackmail, political pressure (and) under-the-table dealings for positions of ministers, their deputies or the heads of state companies.

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