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Definition of 'hole-and-corner'


  1. relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life; "a hole-and-corner life in some obscure community"- H.G.Wells
       Synonyms: hole-in-corner
  2. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"
       Synonyms: clandestine cloak-and-dagger hugger-mugger hush-hush secret surreptitious undercover underground

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