Idiom: under the table
Note: When used as an adjective, dashes are included: under-the-table
— If you want to get a window seat at that restaurant you need to give the hostess $50 under the table.
— The mayor was recently convicted of awarding construction contracts under the table.
— We found out the football coach was taking under-the-table payments to allow certain players to get on the team.
— Housing is so limited near campus you won't get into those apartments unless you offer the landlord something under the table.
— I was really offended when my student's father offered me $1,000 under the table to change her grade.
— Where I come from you have to pay under the table at every stage of the construction process of the project.
— Let's offer Samantha a $10,000 signing bonus under the table. Be sure she signs a confidentiality agreement if she accepts our offer.
— Unfortunately, politicians sometimes award under-the-table contracts to companies.
— Many illegal immigrants get paid under the table so the government lose revenue when it can't collect taxes on wages or payroll.
— My sister sells bakery items under the table but hopes to register a business and rent kitchen space next year.
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