under-the-table


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designed and carried out secretly or confidentially

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Many in the opposition believe that an under-the-table agreement has been reached between the Russians and the US, on who takes what in Syria.
Turns out an under-the-table deal helped secure the Saudi membership in the committee, eventually leading to its chairmanship.
Shaaban ruled out any room for worry over Iran striking under-the-table deals, as asked by the BBC interviewer, stressing that "history attests to our alliance and friendship with Iran.
Danger, under-the-table art deals and an appealing protagonist make this novel--Tartt's third--a true page-turner.
Things like the inconsistent officiating, the lopsided trades and even how to police each and every team from giving under-the-table salaries to its players should be looked at and addressed at the soonest possible time.
For example, if the rent is OMR400 in a certain area, the owner of the building will write in the lease that the rent is OMR250, but at the same time will have an under-the-table deal with the tenant to give the flat at OMR300.
In a separate case, BEircenas also claims to havemanaged an illegal slush for the PP, making under-the-table payments to top party figures over several years.
8 million for the expansion project, an additional ninety units have already begun to be constructed, also as part of the under-the-table deal struck by Netanyahu with the colonists in 2012.
It's an open secret that many inter-county managers are receiving under-the-table cash in return for their services and there have been calls for the position to be regulated with a full-time salary made available to them.
Particular focus is placed on China's burgeoning "grey market"--the under-the-table cash economy not so easily tracked by common economic indicators.
We are aware of an under-the-table deal whereby someone else was trying to buy the building from the (previous) owner during the court case.
had been convicted in May by the Court of First Instance of striking an under-the-table deal with A.
So in many ways, this is a very familiar position for Prince Bandar, and it's amazing to see the extent to which veterans of the CIA were excited to see him come back because, in the words of a diplomat who knows Bandar, he brings the Arabic term wasta, which means under-the-table clout.
That crisis was ended with an under-the-table agreement, but any chance for such a solution today -- this week's G-20 meeting -- appears to have gone unused, with both Putin and Obama sticking to their guns.
He accused President, Rosen Plevneliev, of creating the impression that once again senior politicians will make under-the-table bargains as not even one representative of the people demonstrating in protest for weeks now has been invited to attend.