hole-and-corner hole-and-corner


  1. (adj) relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life
  2. (adj) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods


  1. You can say or print almost anything so long as you are willing to do it in a hole-and-corner way.
  2. The oxygen mask wall continue to put a new face on the secret agent of tradition, marking his release from the hole-and-corner, back-alley deals of history.


  • Edward Leigh, chairman of the Commons public accounts committee, said: "Taxpayers should be grateful to the anonymous whistleblower who first alerted the NAO to the Department of Health's hole-and-corner deal with Dr Foster." "The department...
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Edward Leigh Source: guardian.co.uk

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propriety propriety
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