Definition of hole-and-corner in English:

Share this entry

hole-and-corner

Pronunciation:

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.
Synonyms
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words