Definition of hole-and-corner in English:

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hole-and-corner

Pronunciation: /ˌhōl ən ˈkôrnər/

adjective

Attempting to avoid public notice; secret: a hole-and-corner wedding
More example sentences
  • To talk to a foreigner is no longer a sign of political unreliability, and conversations do not have to be carried out in a hole-and-corner fashion, behind walls, with one nervous eye open for spies and eavesdroppers.
  • Unless the districts were considerable they were always more or less a kind of hole-and-corner government.
  • Instead, they indulged in their usual hole-and-corner and devious manoeuvres.

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Syllabification: hole-and-cor·ner

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